View Full Version : Aogami Super carbon steel clad - Masakage Koishi vs. Hiromoto Tenmi Jyuraku

10-21-2012, 05:28 PM
So AS carbon seems like a great choice to me.

Comparing the 240 mm gyuto one is $320 while the other is $161


To my novice eye it seems like the handle and look are the difference... am I wrong here??

Seems like the only reason to pay twice the cost is the look/handle of one over the other?


sachem allison
10-21-2012, 05:57 PM
double post

sachem allison
10-21-2012, 05:59 PM
You are paying for the skills of the maker and his reputation also. One fairly mass produced knife versus a limited run small batch maker. Don't get me wrong I am a huge fan of Hiromotos.

10-21-2012, 06:00 PM
Is the Hiromoto not hand made?

10-21-2012, 09:58 PM
I guess the cladded steel comes in sheets or rolls.

10-22-2012, 08:15 AM
I had the Hiromoto. very good knife for the money.

+ gets sharp, good balance, looks good.
- not the best F&F with the handle, need a bit of thinning.