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    Hiromoto revisited - new geometry

    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?

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    Here the left face of a new 270 gyuto after one day of use. The clad starts much higher than with older batches.


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    Liked the santoku so much you bought a gyuto?
    one man gathers what another man spills...

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    The new geometry was decisive. Had sharpened a few older gyutos and didn't want to start with a heavy thinning operation. Don't care much about thinning in general, but haven't too much fun in removing all that soft stainless clad which is remarkably abrasion resistant.

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