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Tojiro DP vs Masamoto VG

Mon Dec 03, 2012 12:38 am

Hello Mark, How are you doing?

The next thing is that Im new to japanese knifes and If possible I would love to hear your opinion on my purchase. Im also not the experienced with knives and don't know how to sharpen my knifes but I can learn :)

I decided to buy a stainless steel knife instead of a carbon steel I would love to try a carbon steel but I think that could happen in the future.

I was looking for a Tojiro DP gyuto ( 210mm or 240mm) in the value range but i was also interested in the Masamoto VG gyuto (same size).

What would you recommend?

I was also wondering if I would need to ask for a sharpening service to get the knife sharp out of the box or both already come sharp? I also read somewhere that the Masamoto needs to be thinned behind the edge to get the better experience with it. Is that true?

Sorry for the big email but I really want to make a good purchase on this :)

Thanks in advance

Hope to hear from you soon

Raphael

Re: Tojiro DP vs Masamoto VG

Mon Dec 03, 2012 12:40 am

Hi Raphael,

The Tojiro DP is a comparable knife at a much lower price. The handles are not as good but it's a minor difference. The blades and steel are very similar so I would suggest you buy the Tojiro. They come plenty sharp out of the box so you don't need the sharpened or thinned for that matter.

Re: Tojiro DP vs Masamoto VG

Mon Dec 03, 2012 2:26 pm

With the Masamoto, you're partially paying for a name in my humble opinion. Yeah, I do think the Masamoto (in this case at least) is a better knife, but not worth nearly twice the price.

Re: Tojiro DP vs Masamoto VG

Tue Dec 04, 2012 11:21 am

Hi guys
Thank you so much for the help.
I think I will go with the Tojiro.
Thanks again

Raphael
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