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    First Look Masamoto AEB-L Wa-Gyuto 240mm

    Look what showed up in the mail today! I haven't used it yet but I figured I would put up pictures for everyone to see first. I have put it alongside the Masamoto Honyaki Wa-Gyuto for comparison. They are pretty much the same, the differences are:

    1. AEB-L is slightly taller than the honyaki (49mm vs ~49mm)

    2. AEB-L is slightly thinner at the spine (3mm vs 4mm)

    Keep in mind that these measurements were taken with a ruler not a caliper.

    Other things that I have noticed is that the AEB-L has a little flex in the blade whereas the honyaki has none. Comes with an asymmetric edge that seems pretty decent OTB. The saya for the AEB-L (identical to the honyaki saya) does not hold the knife by friction since the opening is too wide, might have to get a pin and drill a hole. Fit and finish are what you would expect, the spine and choil are both rounded.

    That's all I can think of for the moment.
















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    For the spine shots, the AEB-L is on the right. For the choil shots the honyaki is above the AEB-L.

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    nice score. so the aebl is 49mm at the spine, how tall is the carbon?

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    Where did you find this?

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    korin. theyre instock. or atleast they were.

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    Quote Originally Posted by labor of love View Post
    nice score. so the aebl is 49mm at the spine, how tall is the carbon?
    The honyaki? I wrote it wrong, sorry. The height at the heel is ~47mm. So no significant difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wsfarrell View Post
    Where did you find this?
    Korin, they have 2 more in stock in the store and are planning to bring them in as a regularly stocked item. You can also get the 15% off right now.

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    If you look at the bevel on the AEB-L at the tip, it is larger than the bevel as it extends to the heel. Would you call this a sharpening mistake?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bamin View Post
    If you look at the bevel on the AEB-L at the tip, it is larger than the bevel as it extends to the heel. Would you call this a sharpening mistake?
    i think it's deliberate and it's how masamoto sharpens their knives. my vg petty came like that. probably a little helpful considering ootb tips are usually on the thick side.

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    i'd really like to hear about steel performance on this one.

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