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 Post subject: Help me choose between these3.
PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 9:52 am 
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Hi Mark,

I wanted to inquire about a few knives that I see you stock.

I’m looking for an all-purpose knife, probably a 180 mm santoku or a 210 gyuto, to complement a Masamoto VG, which I use for slicing but find too delicate for general work and a Wusthof Classic, which I use for heavier work, but lacks the precision of a Japanese knife.

I am considering three and would appreciate your comments, in terms of:

- blade toughness

- ability to take and hold an edge (I have some ability with Japanese whetstones, but tend to sharpen infrequently)

- suitability for both right and left handed users (we have both and so I think I’d prefer a 50/50 bevel, but open to your thoughts)

The three I am considering are:

- Mac Pro

- your own Richmond Artifex

- Fujiwara FKM

Many thanks,


Mark Richmond
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 Post subject: Re: Help me choose between these3.
PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 9:58 am 
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Andrew - you may want to read this post (and the thread), which has some good insight on the Masamoto VG, Mac Pro and others.


 Post subject: Re: Help me choose between these3.
PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 1:08 pm 
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In what way do you find the Masamoto Vg delicate?

Is it chipping, is it too light, etc?

Barring answer to those, the Artifex fits your description the best. It's a bit thicker than the others (so not as delixate), and should stay sharp longer then the other two.


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