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 Post subject: Richmond R-2 Lasers?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 18, 2014 8:04 pm 
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I think I mentioned this before but it's decision time. I'm leaning toward ordering R-2 Richmond Lasers. They will be done by the same blackmith shop that does my AS lasers and they want to do these with me. Same general look and profiles.

Price will be a little higher (15% more approximately).

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 Post subject: Re: Richmond R-2 Lasers?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 18, 2014 8:29 pm 

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I would be very enticed.

I have wanted to try an R-2 knife.

I almost pulled the trigger on the last round of Shiro Kamos but I prefer a thinner knife. I have drooled over the Tanaka...but ouch, the price. And the Takmura, 210 and yo...

If you get these in I will be out of excuses.


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 Post subject: Re: Richmond R-2 Lasers?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 18, 2014 8:39 pm 
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Your Laser line is a great value. Adding 15 percent to the cost for the R-2 steel should not be a problem. They should be excellent knives.
If you offer a petty as part of that lineup I would buy it.
I am at a point now where if I decide to buy anything else I have to sell one to avoid duplication of effort.
Good luck with them Mark.


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I may start reducing some of my Richmond lines as I go forward. I need to concentrate on the stuff I really like.



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 Post subject: Re: Richmond R-2 Lasers?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 18, 2014 9:51 pm 
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It is your business Mark, so focus on what you like that will sell well.
There is nothing worse than having inventory sit on the shelves, ties up your money and there is always a cost to carrying over inventory.


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 Post subject: Re: Richmond R-2 Lasers?
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I will buy one, every knife of your brand I bought has been superb (fanatic Aeb-l, fanatic 52100, artifex gyuto , Aeb-l laser) quality. The Shiro Kamo quality was not what I was expecting, I want the laser AS profile but not the reactive core. I also really wanted to try R2 out, but didn't get a chance with Shiro, I will totally wait for this knife if you go forward with production even if it's a limited batch


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 Post subject: Re: Richmond R-2 Lasers?
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If you could do a flashier version of R2 it would be cool.

A masakage shimo pattern on an R2 gyuto. Ohhhhh that would be heavenly.


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 Post subject: Re: Richmond R-2 Lasers?
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How would these be different from the Kohetsu Hap40 line? Correct me if I'm wrong, but from my understanding the steel is fairly similar.


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 Post subject: Re: Richmond R-2 Lasers?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 18, 2014 11:25 pm 
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If they can do these with the same great grinds/profile as the AS version, I can't imagine it wouldn't sell. There really aren't many PM steel knives with wa handles in the $250ish range out there.

I know I would be in... Can I just give you my money now? :D


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 Post subject: Re: Richmond R-2 Lasers?
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Boss Lady wrote:How would these be different from the Kohetsu Hap40 line? Correct me if I'm wrong, but from my understanding the steel is fairly similar.

The grinds are completely different.


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