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Hi Mark, I'm thinking on getting a kono sujihiki. I don't need it to be semi-stainless so here is my question: what's the difference between the hd2 and the white #2 suji? Just the steel or are they differently ground? Thanks.
White #2 can take a finer edge, but the HD may hold it longer. The HD may be better with a toothier edge, which is what you would normally want with a Suji anyway. I got a White #2 Kono 300mm Suji because I like the patina it takes
Post subject: Re: Kono HD vs White #2
Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 1:10 pm
Joined: Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:36 pm Posts: 3336
HD probably holds a slightly longer edge given they start with the same edge. The difference in sharpness ability probably lies more in your skill than anything else. If you've got a lot of sharpening skill, and a fine enough stone, white #2 will get sharper. However, not by a black and white margin.
HD has all the advantages of high-end stainless steels (to a slightly lesser degree), but without any of the drawbacks; and has all the advantages of high-end carbon steels (to a slightly lesser degree), but without any of the drawbacks. [Stop me when you sense a theme.]
HD really is "best of both worlds." Other than price Kono in HD there's no compelling reason to buy White #2; at least not one related to performance.
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