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Thread: Konosuke HD or Gesshin Ginga?

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    I have a 210 Ginga and 150 Kono HD petty. Have not had a 210 Kono HD to directly compare to my Ginga. I would imagine though that they are very similar, both are considered lasers, thin behind the edge, and a fairly flat profile. My Kono petty is highly asymmetric though, for that reason you might consider the Ginga, unless you are a much better sharpener than I (which wouldn't take much).
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    i am lefty and according to jon b, the ginga is ground only slightly asymmetrically and so he recommended it with no hesitation.

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    unfortunately getting any kind of packages in nyc is more often than not, an unnecessary hassle and mine has been tied up at the post office in hell's kitchen all week!

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    jon does free lefty conversions when buying his knives as well so he says it shouldn't be an issue.

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    Used both and liked both basically a user preference I liked the ginga steel a tad more but that's just me I had the stainless and kono hd

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    The knives are close enough that to me, personally, I would just much rather give Jon my business. Perhaps it's that I was raised in a small town, but who I am doing business with is an important part of my decision.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wenus2 View Post
    The knives are close enough that to me, personally, I would just much rather give Jon my business...who I am doing business with is an important part of my decision.
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    I have a 240 Ginga from Jon and not only was the transasction perfect but the knife is my #1 user now. At 240 I was a little concerned over the length but it felt like an extension of my had after the first time I put it to use. Very nimble and a great slicer.

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    is your 240 white #2 or the stainless ginga?

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    been using my white #2 240 for about a week and a half now. i am very very happy with this knife, and of course, the service as well.
    i highly recommend it, the level of reactivity of the steel is totally manageable, edge retention is good, geometry is great, fit and finish is great, light as a feather too. i find this to be the most comfortable knife i own and have used.
    i made a 50/50 mix of beeswax and tsubaki oil to condition the handle and saya, they're looking nice.

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