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    New knife

    Birthday is coming up and looking at getting myself a present. About a year ago I got myself a Richmond laser 240 gyuto. It's not bad and I'm by no means an expert but I'm looking at getting a carbon. I'm thinking something in AS I have a 150 hiro petty and I love the way it sharpens and I also want it to still be a laser with a fairly flat profile. That's the thing that annoys me about the Richmond is the heel digs in the board because it drops slightly and I get a lot of incomplete cuts.

    Looking for suggestions around the $300 - $350 mark if possible

    Thanks

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    Did the Richmond come like that? It's possible that your sharpening has created an issue with the geometry

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    Quote Originally Posted by rdm_magic View Post
    Did the Richmond come like that? It's possible that your sharpening has created an issue with the geometry
    almost certainly what has happened. That happened to me for a long time. Watch your heels as you sharpen, jeff1, as the heel tends to not touch the stones as much as other parts of the edge, and you can under-grind it.

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    a Konosuke Fujiyama 240 white #2 gyuto maybe?

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    Konosuke fujiyama white #2 gyuto is one of my boss's favorite knives. But it is not a laser (still very awesome though). Sakai Yusuke white steel gyuto. Konosuke white steel gyuto.

    Also in the non-laser category
    Kochi non stainless clad is still in stock at jki
    Takeda
    Heiji

    I don't personally have experience with these three knives, but have heard they are awesome.
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    Thanks for the tip. I'll make sure to pay attention to the heel next time I'm sharpening. How does the white 2 compare to Aogami super for holding an edge.
    Life's too short for bad food and bad wine.

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    Kono fujis have really nice grinds, even if they are not quite lasers. You can get blue #2 if you want better edge retention, but it costs about the same as white#1.

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    White 2 will have noticeably less edge retention than blue super if both are made properly, maybe a finer edge on the white 2 however because of the lack of additives that appear in Blue Super

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    Seeing as its only for home use I think id prefer the edge quality over the retention. My my options have just increased and so has the amount of time I will spend looking at knives. Good thing work is quiet.
    Life's too short for bad food and bad wine.

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    After further consideration I have decided that laser is not necessary as I already have one and should probably try something different. So now my requirements have changed to carbon blade, no handle preference, something with no stiction because it really annoys me. 240ish in size and the price remains the same 300 - 350.
    Life's too short for bad food and bad wine.

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