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 Post subject: Takemura vs Richmond AS Laser petty?
PostPosted: Fri Mar 07, 2014 5:43 pm 
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You had recommended the Takamura Migaki R-2 Petty 150mm

Is the Richmond Aogami Super Laser Petty 150mm $45 better?



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 Post subject: Re: Takemura vs Richmond AS Laser petty?
PostPosted: Fri Mar 07, 2014 6:01 pm 

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chefknivestogo wrote:You had recommended the Takamura Migaki R-2 Petty 150mm

Is the Richmond Aogami Super Laser Petty 150mm $45 better?



The difference between them will really be in the steel. R-2/SG2 steel is a powdered steel with very fine grain structure and wear resistance.

Aogami super, AS for short is a carbon steel with high wear resistance.

The richmond knife will be easier and faster to sharpen, but the Takamura will hold the edge for a little longer.

It comes down to you either want a western handle or a japanese wa handle.

So flip a coin, you can't go wrong with either of these choices.


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 Post subject: Re: Takemura vs Richmond AS Laser petty?
PostPosted: Fri Mar 07, 2014 7:21 pm 
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Lunatic wrote:
chefknivestogo wrote:You had recommended the Takamura Migaki R-2 Petty 150mm

Is the Richmond Aogami Super Laser Petty 150mm $45 better?



The difference between them will really be in the steel. R-2/SG2 steel is a powdered steel with very fine grain structure and wear resistance.

Aogami super, AS for short is a carbon steel with high wear resistance.

The richmond knife will be easier and faster to sharpen, but the Takamura will hold the edge for a little longer.

It comes down to you either want a western handle or a japanese wa handle.

So flip a coin, you can't go wrong with either of these choices.


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 Post subject: Re: Takemura vs Richmond AS Laser petty?
PostPosted: Fri Mar 07, 2014 8:06 pm 

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Guys - what do you think of the differences in the shapes? The Richmond is thicker and has a higher (taller) profile and is slightly heavier. All things being equal (which of course they never are) do you see any pros or cons?


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 Post subject: Re: Takemura vs Richmond AS Laser petty?
PostPosted: Fri Mar 07, 2014 8:37 pm 
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CK <> Pros/Cons?

The Takamura looks like an awesome steak knife! :roll:



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Yeah, get a set of four and then have everyone cut their steak on ceramic plates :-).


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 Post subject: Re: Takemura vs Richmond AS Laser petty?
PostPosted: Fri Mar 07, 2014 10:11 pm 
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Melampus wrote:CK <> Pros/Cons?

The Takamura looks like an awesome steak knife! :roll:

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You boys are killing me


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 Post subject: Re: Takemura vs Richmond AS Laser petty?
PostPosted: Fri Mar 07, 2014 10:25 pm 
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CK - I'd take the Richmond Laser AS Petty every time, primarily because of the shape and blade height. I find tall Petty's more useful as a mini Gyuto than short, utility style Petty's. Just my preference. The Takemura is really nice, just too short for me.


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 Post subject: Re: Takemura vs Richmond AS Laser petty?
PostPosted: Fri Mar 07, 2014 10:47 pm 

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Dumb question but...

I noticed in one the responses in this thread...
"R-2/SG2 steel is a powdered steel with very fine grain structure"

Are R-2 and SG2 the same thing? Maybe different but similar?

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