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Thread: Does a Virgin Carbon Wa Gyuto exist

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    Quote Originally Posted by panda View Post
    I think he's searching for an under $200 mono carbon wa which doesn't exist.

    That's what I think too.


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    Quote Originally Posted by KCMande View Post
    What do you mean by "virgin carbon"?
    I used to love my Gesshin Ginga carbon WA petty and gyuto until I ground them down to nothing essentially, it's more of a laser than the masamoto though.
    Did you grind it down too much by accident? Or just over time?


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    Quote Originally Posted by TEWNCfarms View Post
    Did you grind it down too much by accident? Or just over time?
    Over time

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    What makes the steel in Masamoto HC so special? Is the appellation Virgin Carbon more than a marketing trick, as if others were made of recycled steel — and that for instance would matter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benuser View Post
    What makes the steel in Masamoto HC so special?
    If its really takefu v2 or v2c or whatever its decent steel

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    Quote Originally Posted by HRC_64 View Post
    If its really takefu v2 or v2c or whatever its decent steel
    V2 is indeed excellent steel but my impression was that vc unusually referred to Swedish virgin carbon.

    As an aside the only mono v2 I remember seeing was Singatirin in honyaki.
    once in a while you get shown the light, in the strangest of places if you look at it right

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    Quote Originally Posted by chinacats View Post
    V2 is indeed excellent steel but my impression was that vc unusually referred to Swedish virgin carbon
    Sweedish steels like Sandvik 20c matches up with what you would think is in Misono
    sweedish, but not the Masamoto HC.

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    Anyone to have compared the Masamoto, Masahiro and Togiharu 'virgin' carbon steel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Martell View Post
    PS - you could always score a western and grind the bolster off and install a wa handle, just a thought.
    But I would have to wait for year for you to have time to do that (hint, hint Hiromoto AS )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Martell View Post
    That's what I think too.
    Quote Originally Posted by panda View Post
    I think he's searching for an under $200 mono carbon wa which doesn't exist.

    Yes, I'm looking for an affordable knife to give to a friend


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