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Sun Jun 23, 2013 5:06 pm
RAY <> That knife is appropriate for splitting or wedging, but won't be the most appropriate for shredding.
JEFF <> All three of your knives are perfectly suited to shredding cabbage, and both of your prospects are... well, I don't have to reiterate my feelings of the HD nor do I need reiterate concensus on the AS Laser. Considering you have two laminated blades, 1 carbon & 1 stainless, you are acquiring one mono-steel stainless, AND you don't own a Konosuke, I can't see you not getting the mono-steel HD. I'm sorry, but they really are all that...
Sun Jun 23, 2013 6:07 pm
Thanks Melampus, I appreciate your thoughts. I must say that the HD is at the top of my "Want List".
Sun Jun 23, 2013 6:33 pm
Adam Marr wrote:"I'm only going to add that if you don't already have a Konosuke....please get one. "
Sun Jun 23, 2013 7:23 pm
Yeah, I would say the Kono HD, maybe even a Funayuki 270mm HD2; longer flat spot and I have a 240mm Funayuki Kono HD here (Very nice by the way!) and the extra length may be helpful (longer flat spot maybe?) in the 270 vs the 240, which runs a bit shorter since it's measured from the machi to tip, not heel to tip. Thinner spine really helps with shredding cabbage I found in the various 240mm's I have tried.
Sun Jun 23, 2013 8:10 pm
About how short does the Kono 270 run?
Sun Jun 23, 2013 9:36 pm
I believe it runs about 260, but it will feel close to a 240 in terms of nimbleness. A 270 Kono-"anything" is going to be a serious blade, hear me now and believe me later.
Mon Jun 24, 2013 1:37 pm
The Gyuto runs 260, and the Funayuki runs 275.
Mon Jun 24, 2013 2:37 pm
Thanks for catching that Mel and giving lengths of both. It would be just like me to order the Funayuki expecting it to be 260!
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