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    Hiromoto AS Thickness question

    I've been reading a lot about the Hiromoto AS being a very good knife albeit suffering from excessive thickness. To the point where even Dave proposed a package that includes thinning. Now, I'm looking at JCK and the 210 gyuto is reported to be 2.2 mm thick at the heel and the 240 2.4mm. Wouldn't these be considered almost laser thicknesses? Or is it thickness behind the edge that causes the issue?

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    Yeah it's like a clunky convexing behind the edge. Kinda stout if you will.
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    It's the kind of knife you always have to thin. The thickening behind the edge is quite abrupt. Can easily be adjusted. But whatever you do, it will never become a laser - nor should it.

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    She has some fat ankles...
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    My wife's 210 needed very little thinning to tune it up to being a very solid performer. Perhaps the 240s are a bit chunkier.

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    No, there is just some variance. All depends on the amount of cladding that has been removed while setting the factory bevels. Sometimes you see that a lot has been removed, sometimes just a few millimeters.
    At some point you've to remove cladding again. Otherwise you may integrate a clad part into your edge...
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    but once thinned properly and thinned to the point that you get maximum performance out of it, the hiromoto AS is a great knife. =D

    done by Dave Martell

    when i finally have enough cash and i will get one done by him.

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    I believe it's always a great knife, and even greater value. You will see best results after thinning, but that's true for a lot of others as well.
    Please be aware that straight out of the box it's already an exceptional performer. You may maintain that high performance level by thinning each time you sharpen.

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    Does anyone know at what angle it has been sharpened originally?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark76 View Post
    Does anyone know at what angle it has been sharpened originally?
    you may expect almost everything, between 18 and 30 degree inclusive, proportions between 50/50 and 80/20. They just don't care as the end user will put his own edge on it.

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