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 Post subject: Kanehiro 240mm Wa-Gyuto vs Richmond Laser Aogami
PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 6:53 pm 

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I would like to add Aogami into my collection. I think both Kanehiro and Richmond are great knives. I understand that there is the difference in thickness of the blade. Have you had experince with both knives? Which knife I should buy and why?

Richmond Laser Aogami 240mm Gyuto

http://www.chefknivestogo.com/rilaaosu24gy.html

Kanehiro 240mm Wa-Gyuto

http://www.chefknivestogo.com/ka24wa.html


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 Post subject: Re: Kanehiro 240mm Wa-Gyuto vs Richmond Laser Aogami
PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 9:39 am 

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60+ views and not a single comment? :D


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 Post subject: Re: Kanehiro 240mm Wa-Gyuto vs Richmond Laser Aogami
PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 12:24 pm 
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Both get good reviews. The Kanehiro seems to be more of a rustic look to the cladding where the Richmond AS is a polished cladding. Both use the same core steel. Not sure about the Rockwell or grinds of either, but the video of the Laser AS, plus the lower price, would swing me in that direction. I don't have either, so I am just going by what I see on the website!


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 Post subject: Re: Kanehiro 240mm Wa-Gyuto vs Richmond Laser Aogami
PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 1:11 pm 
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I've never seen the AS Richmond Laser, but I have the Kanehiro. It was very nice, the handle was very nice, the blade grind was great, and it cut very well.

However, I'm with Taz on this one, I think I'd go the Laser route just because of the price and the AEBL Laser I saw was really nice....I'd take a chance the AS version was on par with it which would make it on par with the Kanehiro, but far less money.

Unfortunately, the 240mm Laser AS is out of stock except for some "No Handle" versions.



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 Post subject: Re: Kanehiro 240mm Wa-Gyuto vs Richmond Laser Aogami
PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 6:56 pm 

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Thank you guys! I still have time until May 5th to think which knife to buy ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Kanehiro 240mm Wa-Gyuto vs Richmond Laser Aogami
PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2013 5:19 pm 
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Get the AS Laser. I just got mine in today!!! I ordered one w/o the handle since I will be doing up my own handle for it. I was going to use some non stabilized woods, but I cut one potato with it and quickly changed my mind. It's getting a NICE handle!!! Its thinner behind the edge than my Tanaka's and just slips thru the food I have cut with it so far. Really nice convex grind, too and I really like the blade size/profile. It's a bit taller than other 240mm's, but not Addict tall. Felt very comfortable cutting with it, too.

I didn't measure the spine thickness, but it does taper to the handle area quickly and then tapers down above the heel and stays prob just over 2mm the rest of the way down the spine.


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 Post subject: Re: Kanehiro 240mm Wa-Gyuto vs Richmond Laser Aogami
PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2013 6:06 pm 
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vovaskitchen wrote: "60+ views and not a single comment? :D"

When you insert a distinction such as, "have you tried both knives?" you are not going to encounter many that had as the Richmond is only about a month old, therefore they will view... not comment.

I have the Kanehiro, and she is a thick, heavy, stiff (san mai) workhorse of a knife that takes an edge that is absolutely incredulous. I have three Kanehiros, and their AS takes the sharpest & most durable edge out of all of my approximately 50 knives. She is 53mm tall, weighs exactly 200 grams.

I do not have a Richmond Laser AS.

http://www.chefknivestogoforum.com/kanehiro-240mm-gyuto-chef-knives-to-go-and-value-t199.html



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 Post subject: Re: Kanehiro 240mm Wa-Gyuto vs Richmond Laser Aogami
PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2013 6:43 pm 

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<Melampus> thank you for the link, I saw this post before.
I am sure that Richmond Laser is a nice knife. But since I would really like to add a authentic japanese knife made of aogami super steel in to my collection, I decided to get Kanehiro.
Thank you guys for your help!


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 Post subject: Re: Kanehiro 240mm Wa-Gyuto vs Richmond Laser Aogami
PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2013 9:50 pm 
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VOVA <> I am not suggesting you go one way or another, but FYI... that Richmond is made in Japan w/ an AS core.



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 Post subject: Re: Kanehiro 240mm Wa-Gyuto vs Richmond Laser Aogami
PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2013 2:31 am 

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I certainly understand that. The choice is made based on my own reasons.


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