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Wed Jan 22, 2014 12:28 am
Looking at getting my first AS petty. Should I wait till the laser is back in stock or jump on the Kohetsu before is sells out. I have the laser 240 in maple and the kohetsu 210. I really like both knives but I"m leaning towards the laset because I prefer the higher blade height. Would really like to see a review or the specs on the kohetsu petty. I think Mark should send one to Mr. Knifefanatic to do a review on.
Wed Jan 22, 2014 10:51 am
Tough decision....I don't envy you in that one really.
Wed Jan 22, 2014 1:28 pm
Come on its not that hard...this great knife or that great knife.
Wed Jan 22, 2014 1:41 pm
Joseph if you want the blade height, get the AS Laser.
The Fujiwara Nashiji 135mm would be a killer petty as well, albeit a little shorter than the AS Laser: http://www.chefknivestogo.com/funa.html
The Yuki and Shimo 120 petty both have height and are really nice also: http://www.chefknivestogo.com/mayupe12.html
Thu Jan 23, 2014 9:26 pm
The Masakage shimo looks like it up their with the other 2 Petty's wiht nice height to the blade also. and a really cool story being the bladesmiths and sharpeners. Both are clad with stainless but with different core steels How different are the core steels on the shimo (White #2) compared tp the Laser (AS)?
Thu Jan 23, 2014 9:51 pm
The shimo is not a clad knife.
Thu Jan 23, 2014 9:58 pm
Thanks for the correction I find myself learning everytime i jump on the forum.
Thu Jan 23, 2014 10:03 pm
I believe it has some type of Damascus cladding.
Thu Jan 23, 2014 10:06 pm
Yes, the Shimo is certainly clad. It's got a reactive Damascus cladding over the W #2 core. We've researched this a while back in another topic. Great knives!
Thu Jan 23, 2014 10:15 pm
Agian I learn something new. Masakage shimo, or wait for the Laser petty. Pros & Cons about the core steels? seems like everyone that touches the Masakages are pretty impressed with the sharpness and thinness behind the edge.
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