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 Post subject: Re: Tetsuhiro or Hiromoto AS?
PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:39 pm 

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if you're willing to do the work on the hiromoto AS get the hiromoto. but from what i've seen with the tetsuhiro, you won't go wrong with this either.


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 Post subject: Re: Tetsuhiro or Hiromoto AS?
PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 6:27 pm 

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I was leaning towards the Tetsuhiro because of the thinness and I really like the way it looks but, now im gonna consider the Hiro more if I where to thin it out. Paradox, you mentioned that it changed the knife completely, how so? Aside from the obvious thinning. And just curious but what did it cost to have that done?


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 Post subject: Re: Tetsuhiro or Hiromoto AS?
PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 12:50 am 
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chadjb123 wrote:I was leaning towards the Tetsuhiro because of the thinness and I really like the way it looks but, now im gonna consider the Hiro more if I where to thin it out. Paradox, you mentioned that it changed the knife completely, how so? Aside from the obvious thinning. And just curious but what did it cost to have that done?


Actually what I said was "I guess it becomes a very different knife." The one I have was already thinned by a pro, Dave Martell, when I got it. It's a great performing knife but I can't say how it was out of the box. Like I mentioned the Hiro has a pretty strong following among knife nuts though, almost cult like. That was what made me jump on it when Dave put his knife up for sale, that and the fact that it's a drop dead sexy knife after he did his stuff to it too. I bought the knife complete, it was thinned, etched, sharpened, and had a custom handle job done on it already.

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 Post subject: Re: Tetsuhiro or Hiromoto AS?
PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 1:17 am 
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That reminds me, I gotta thin my moms Hiromoto Santoku and do a new handle for it! That looks really nice! Hiromoto's are solid performers, but thinning them behind the edge will make them cut better. The handle scales are OK, but there may be some rough edges between handle and metal like almost all Western handled Japanese knives.

It sounds like the Tetsuhiro is thinner behind the edge to begin with, so that may be a good one to get so you don't have to worry about thinning out the Hiromoto.


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 Post subject: Re: Tetsuhiro or Hiromoto AS?
PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 1:24 am 

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@ Paradox, wow! What a gorgeous knife!


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 Post subject: Re: Tetsuhiro or Hiromoto AS?
PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 5:03 pm 
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Yessir, I will be handling the thinning and etching needs for our Hiromotos from now on, and I'm sure Tim is quite capable of this work as well. Next batch of Hiromotos that come in will have some come my way for this service, that way they'll already be on the site as an upgrade option. No sense in letting the competition have all the fun! :)



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 Post subject: Re: Tetsuhiro or Hiromoto AS?
PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 5:32 pm 

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Do you know when that option will be available?


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 Post subject: Re: Tetsuhiro or Hiromoto AS?
PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 6:29 pm 
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Not sure when Mark is going to get the next batch in, but I can do the work for you whenever you like if you get one. Just PM me for details. :)



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 Post subject: Re: Tetsuhiro or Hiromoto AS?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 3:37 am 

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awesome extra service. would love to hear more about it shaun!


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 Post subject: Re: Tetsuhiro or Hiromoto AS?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 10:13 pm 

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@paradox
Uber sexy knife. I want it!

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If I purchase one and send it your way can ya make it look like that? Do you do handle work as well?



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