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    difference HD vs HD2

    OK, I've been trying to figure this out on my own for a couple of weeks now (maybe it was a couple of days, all kinda hazy right now), what is the difference between the Konasuke HD and HD2 lines? Is it just the handles, or are the blades different?
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    The steels are different

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    HD2 is supposed to be more stain resistant and have better retention.

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    I posed this very question to Mark a few months ago because I was confused about it, as well. His answer was that he couldn't tell the difference between the two. That left me more confused. If there's no difference, why would Konosuke label the knives as such? Regardless, I don't think that they'd make a change that would negatively impact the performance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miles View Post
    I posed this very question to Mark a few months ago because I was confused about it, as well. His answer was that he couldn't tell the difference between the two. That left me more confused. If there's no difference, why would Konosuke label the knives as such? Regardless, I don't think that they'd make a change that would negatively impact the performance.
    I guess you never heard of the "New Coke"
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    I remember the "new Coke". I sure hope this isn't a repeat of that. LOL...

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    HD2 has slightly longer flattish blade, less belly

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    Mark said on his on forum that HD2 is supposed have improved retention and be less reactive. I guess he says different things to different people.

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    Maybe he was just giving his impression instead of parroting the maker's story? Either way, they're very fine knives.

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    I would like to hear from someone who's used both the old HD steel and HD2. I'm not sure why I bothered believing what I read on the CKTG forum.

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