Handled a brand new Hiromoto AS
190 Santoku today, and wondered
about the geometry that has
changed compared to what I was
familiar with. It obviously got a spa treatment. The good old Hiromotos weren't so much thick behind the edge, but the thickening was quite abrupt. Now I found the left face slightly convexed instead of deadly
flat, and a much larger part of the
clad ground away. So, thinning the back face, which was the first thing to do, is done already.
Did any others notice the same?