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 Post subject: How close is the Hap40 knives to lasers
PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 6:00 am 

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Hello.
How close is this knife to a laser

http://www.chefknivestogo.com/kohagy24.html



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 Post subject: Re: How close is the Hap40 knives to lasers
PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 6:51 am 

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It's fairly hefty. If you want a more dexterous PM steel blade the Takamura Mikage in R-2 is worth considering.


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 Post subject: Re: How close is the Hap40 knives to lasers
PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 12:59 pm 

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If you're looking for a 240, the Haruyuki is nearly an ounce lighter. Uses SRS15 PM steel. Recently purchased it myself. Mr. Knife Fanatic's review of the 210MM is spot on. Awesome knife



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 Post subject: Re: How close is the Hap40 knives to lasers
PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 1:37 pm 
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Choil shot of the Hap40 240mm gyuto. I would put it more in the workhorse than laser category. My Tanaka R2 is crazy thin, but like double the cost. I would check out the others that were recommended. The Kohetsu 210mm's are lasers in the Blue #2 and AS versions, not sure of the HAP40 series; the 240mm AS Kohetsu is very similar grind wise to the HAP 40 I rehandled/converted to Wa and thinned.


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 Post subject: Re: How close is the Hap40 knives to lasers
PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 7:31 pm 
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norway wrote:Hello.
How close is this knife to a laser

http://www.chefknivestogo.com/kohagy24.html

The easy answer is "it's not". If you want a stainless laser stretch the budget a few more dollars and get a Kono. http://www.chefknivestogo.com/ko24wa.html



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 Post subject: Re: How close is the Hap40 knives to lasers
PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 10:04 pm 
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I own a Richmond Laser, and I have the Kohetsu HAP40 Nakiri

Not even close. Besides the blade width, the Mahogany HO handles add too much weight.
Don't get me wrong, I am really digging the HAP40 steel, it's just not a laser.
I did a post earlier, we are still waiting to see the Kohetsu HAP40 with WA handle
Based on the profiile, it might be lighter in overall weight, but still not a Laser.

A Kono HD or HH is a great choice
The Richmond Laser in AEB-L another outstanding choice.


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