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    Asai 240 mm gyuto SG2 in stainless damascus

    Pesky passed me this knife to try out and I must say, I am impressed. This knife is pretty much Kochi-thin. There are some flat spots in the edge profile that are slightly clucky. It takes a very nice edge (not quite carbon though) and so far, edge holding is at least adequate with no apparent chipping with light use. The handle is a very nice size - a little on the thicker side. The blade is taller than average and the damascus is heavily etched but don't produce nearly as much drag as I expected. Release is not bad but not awesome either. Very cool knife so far!

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    No pics?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tk59 View Post
    Pesky passed me this knife to try out and I must say, I am impressed. This knife is pretty much Kochi-thin.
    Tk - do you mean thin behind the edge like the Kochi?
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    Quote Originally Posted by El Pescador View Post
    No pics?
    Huh??? Do you already miss snuggling with it or something???
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    Quote Originally Posted by mhlee View Post
    Huh??? Do you already miss snuggling with it or something???

    Yes I do.

    Lol...it is a striking knife and worthy of a pic or 2

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Pescador View Post
    No pics?
    A review with no pics.........Lucky I am not a SUPERMOD

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    Quote Originally Posted by RRLOVER View Post
    A review with no pics.........Lucky I am not a SUPERMOD
    I second that!
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    After using it a bit more, I can say it definitely needs some spine and choil rounding. It's nicely finished but pretty sharp and I could feel the corners biting after just a few minutes of work. It is also a bit on the curvaceous side. It essentially has the same edge profile as a TKC (explains why Pesky likes it so much) with a taller, prettier blade and much thinner behind the edge. I'm pretty impressed with how the steel is holding up to striking the board. There are no noticeable deformations so far. The deep etch on the damascus generates some drag but much less than other deepy etched knives I've experienced. I spent some time alternating between it and a Devin gyuto and there is really no contest. I prefer the Devin. The profile and smoothness of the cut feel significantly better to me, not to mention the spine and choil. I wouldn't mind the Devin having a slightly thicker handle though.

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    I am assuming it is vg10 steel. I am liking what I see and what you have posted. Will have to look this one up when I get to getting a new gyuto.

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