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Fri May 03, 2013 5:39 pm
Does anyone know if there are any substantial differences between this two beasts?
Kanehiro 240mm Wa-Gyutohttp://www.chefknivestogo.com/ka24wa.html
Moritaka KS 250mmhttp://www.chefknivestogo.com/moritakagyuto.html
Fri May 03, 2013 6:09 pm
One major difference: the Kanehiro is AS core, clad in stainless steel, while the Moritaka is AS and a softer carbon steel/iron with a kurouchi finish.
Fri May 03, 2013 6:37 pm
VOVA <> First, I wouldn't call the Moritaka a beast while the Kanehiro is quite a beast.
MK is correct, in that, the Kane is stainless clad while the Moritaka is fully reactive.
The Moritaka is substantially harder, as well; they register, on average, 3 points higher on the Rockwell scale.
The largest difference is in profile. The Moritaka is a Masamoto KS "replica" which is a Sabatier 10" chef's "replica". All three are, in fact, different profiles, but they bear resemblance. Very Funayuki-ish with a short tip third & flat belly...
The Kanehiro is a big stiff knife. Very blade heavy. Relatively, heavy overall as she is san-mai. Pretty tall around 54mm at the heel which is at least .5 cm taller than the Mori, and closer to .75 cm.