Quantcast
Cowry and Aogami
+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 16

Thread: Cowry and Aogami

  1. #1

    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    13

    Cowry and Aogami

    I am itching to get a cowryX gyuto at 210 mm, under 500. I cannot find a single blade at most knife sites. Any suggestions guys? I'd like to make an order for this in a time frame where I get it before Septemer and the Hattori KD series (given that it doesnt meet the budget) wont even meet the time frame.

    Really would appreciate any advice here- again I am not sure how it stands with Aogami blades.

    The Aogami kuroichi style deba I have came with the caveat to purely use it as a slicer- I'd have thought they'd be a bit more robust than that.

  2. #2
    Senior Member

    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    San Diego, CA
    Posts
    4,221
    If you want CowryX, I'd suggest trying something out of ZDP-189 instead. With regard to your "Aogami" question, how robust a blade is has a lot to do with how thick it is at the edge. Single bevel knives are generally more delicate. Also, a vendor has to protect him/herself against people that abuse blades and then ask for return or replacement after jacking the thing up.

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    13
    Is there a particular difference between the two? I heard good things about Cowry, its a bit surprising that the blades are so hard to come by, I dont exactly know why

  4. #4

    JohnnyChance's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    CT
    Posts
    3,000
    Both cowryx and zdp189 knives are expensive to produce, which is part of the reason you are having trouble finding one under $500. Because they are expensive, not many companies use them because at the price point they would need to sell them at, they would be considered too expensive for a production knife. Not really a steel a custom maker would be using either.

    Here is a 210mm from a good maker in ZDP-189, but it is over your budget a bit. It is available right now however.
    "God sends meat and the devil sends cooks." - Thomas Deloney

  5. #5
    Das HandleMeister apicius9's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Honolulu, HI
    Posts
    3,127
    Here, make your own

    http://www.knifemaking.com/mobile/default.aspx#P104

    I have never seen them in person, so I have no idea about their Quality, just came across them the other day...

    Stefan

    P.S. Oops, direct link doesn't work, click yourself through the knife blades, kichen knives, and you will see a few ZDP-189 blades.

  6. #6
    Senior Member rockbox's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Longhorn Country
    Posts
    393
    You can get a henkels miyabi in zdp-189 for less than $200.
    "Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." --Albert Einstein

  7. #7

    JohnnyChance's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    CT
    Posts
    3,000
    Quote Originally Posted by apicius9 View Post
    Here, make your own

    http://www.knifemaking.com/mobile/default.aspx#P104

    I have never seen them in person, so I have no idea about their Quality, just came across them the other day...

    Stefan

    P.S. Oops, direct link doesn't work, click yourself through the knife blades, kichen knives, and you will see a few ZDP-189 blades.
    Get off yer ipad!

    http://www.knifemaking.com/category_s/27.htm
    "God sends meat and the devil sends cooks." - Thomas Deloney

  8. #8

    JohnnyChance's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    CT
    Posts
    3,000
    Quote Originally Posted by rockbox View Post
    You can get a henkels miyabi in zdp-189 for less than $200.
    Ahh yes, I forgot their 7000MC line was zdp. Dying for a rehandle though.
    "God sends meat and the devil sends cooks." - Thomas Deloney

  9. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    750
    Yeah hate the handles on those... I'd snap up one of those if they had better handles especially as they are on sale in singapore right now...

  10. #10
    Senior Member

    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    San Diego, CA
    Posts
    4,221
    Rottman did a wa-conversion maybe a year ago (posted on KF) that I thought came out REALLY nice. Maybe you can get him or someone else to do that for you.

+ Reply to Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts