View Full Version : What's the deal with extra-thick Hiromoto AS?

09-28-2011, 03:27 PM
Hey guys - maybe I've been living under a rock, but what's the deal with the 240mm Hiromoto AS that has an extra-thick spine on JCK? Is it a run that just happened to be clad extra thick? Or were these always around? If so, have people liked them? Like, do people wield them like old-school Wusthoff tanks - or are they still thinner than the average German?

09-28-2011, 03:31 PM
Never even heard of it. Been a while since I looked at Hiro's on JCK. I'll have to mosey over there and see.

Dave Martell
09-28-2011, 04:14 PM
They were introduced this past year sometime. They're supposedly just a beefier version of the standard gyuto. Why? I have no clue.

09-28-2011, 04:27 PM
do you think the core is thicker, or just more cladding?

Dave Martell
09-28-2011, 04:56 PM
do you think the core is thicker, or just more cladding?

I haven't seen them so I can't say. All I got for my questions was "knife is thicker"

09-28-2011, 06:25 PM
Hmm, I thought the regular version was thick.

NO ChoP!
09-29-2011, 12:15 AM
Shouldn't they just call it a yo deba? What else would it be good for?

09-29-2011, 06:28 AM
It's only 28g heavier than the regular knife at 258g. Most 240mm yo deba are around the 350g mark.