Fri Jun 29, 2012 12:48 pm
This is a greatly simplified version of a question that Mark kindly posted for me on the Knife Recommendation subforum. I am right handed and have no concerns about either of these steels, but would prefer not to deal with M390 or CPM 154 as yet. I would like to try a wa handle and am open to other suggestions (e.g., Konosuke HD).http://www.chefknivestogo.com/kofu24wh2wa.html
Fri Jun 29, 2012 3:52 pm
The big difference between these two knives is my Laser is stainless (Aeb-L) and the Konosuke is carbon (White #2).
My knife has a better handle.
The konosuke is a little thicker.
Sat Jun 30, 2012 1:46 am
Unless you decide you absolutely want a carbon blade, I would highly suggest getting a blade made with stainless. Particularly if you are working in a professional environment. In which case you would be looking at the Konosuke HH, not the HD. Also, don't ignore the Sakai Takayuki Grand Chef as an option. http://www.chefknivestogo.com/wagyuto.html
On a somewhat related note, don't rule out CPM 154. I bought Mark's Addict 2 and the edge retention on that steel is pretty damn impressive.
Sat Jun 30, 2012 11:42 am
Like Mark states, you're comparing apples to oranges. Ones a 'laser," the other is not. One's stainless, the other is not. They're such different knives, I don't really know what type of suggestion you're looking for.
Sun Jul 01, 2012 7:18 pm
dont let carbon scare you. all you need to do is clean it with a damp towel and wipe dry after use(the same thing you SHOULD already be doing with stainless steel). konosuke fujiyamas are great knives and aeb-l is also great steel, i havent tried a richmond laser yet though. Its pretty impossible to recommend one over the other without knowing alittle bit more about yourself.
Mon Jul 02, 2012 7:44 am
Thanks to all. I am a home cook. I am not concerned about caring for carbon, but do not want to sharpen CPM 154 or M390--hence carbon or semi-stainless and why I threw in the HD.
Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:59 pm
You can't go wrong with either the Kono HD, White #2, or Richmond Laser. All 3 of them rock socks and are easy to sharpen.
Mon Jul 02, 2012 10:01 pm
Thanks, everyone. Richmond Laser ordered.
Mon Jul 02, 2012 11:45 pm
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