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 Post subject: Re: Takemura vs Richmond AS Laser petty?
PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2014 12:41 am 

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Thnx Steve - that's the input I was looking for.

So here's the how deep is the ocean version of the question. I have a 3 1/2" Tojiro - not a great knife but its sharp and does some things well. I am getting a 240 Gyuoto to go with my heavy german steel. Also have the bread knife and classic carving knife.

Given that, would you think a 120 or a 150 would be the more versatile piece? Looking at smaller prep items and boning (honesuki equivalent since I don't do it often).

I know it's entirely subjective so let me just ask what's your preference.

Thnx for taking the time to share your experiences.


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 Post subject: Re: Takemura vs Richmond AS Laser petty?
PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2014 1:40 am 

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@SteveG - thnx for your input - exactly what I was looking for. I have a 3 1/3" Tojiro which flunks F&F but is nasty sharp. A 240 Gyuto is coming to go along with my heavy German steel. All things being equal, do you think that a 120 or a 150 would be more versatile? I want to do small veg prep and limited boning.

Thanks for the benefit of your experience!


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 Post subject: Re: Takemura vs Richmond AS Laser petty?
PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2014 3:58 am 
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150mm for me. A 120 is too close to a paring size, but too big to be an effective parer IMO. If you like your paring (sounds like you do) get the 150mm.


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 Post subject: Re: Takemura vs Richmond AS Laser petty?
PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2014 8:39 pm 

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SteveG wrote:150mm for me. A 120 is too close to a paring size, but too big to be an effective parer IMO. If you like your paring (sounds like you do) get the 150mm.


+1. I would add that you can get some more blade height in a 150 compared to 120, which will allow some better clearance for your knuckles. The 150 can become kind of a mini gyuto. Just so you know, there are a few other knives at/around 150 that are similar to pettys that are mini-gyuto-esque. IF that interests you, say so and we can get a few other suggestions out there.


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 Post subject: Re: Takemura vs Richmond AS Laser petty?
PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2014 11:46 pm 
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EMADURO <> SG2 steel is made by Takefu & then sold. Once sold, people can call it whatever they want... SG2 is R2 steel.. same same.



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 Post subject: Re: Takemura vs Richmond AS Laser petty?
PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 12:45 am 
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Second Mel, same steel, different name.

I think a taller petty is more useful in general, but not always. These are both good knives to consider.



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