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.