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Thread: Aogami Super carbon steel clad - Masakage Koishi vs. Hiromoto Tenmi Jyuraku

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    Aogami Super carbon steel clad - Masakage Koishi vs. Hiromoto Tenmi Jyuraku

    So AS carbon seems like a great choice to me.

    Comparing the 240 mm gyuto one is $320 while the other is $161

    http://www.knifewear.com/knife-family.asp?family=35
    http://www.japanesechefsknife.com/Te...akuSeries.html

    To my novice eye it seems like the handle and look are the difference... am I wrong here??

    Seems like the only reason to pay twice the cost is the look/handle of one over the other?

    thx

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    You are paying for the skills of the maker and his reputation also. One fairly mass produced knife versus a limited run small batch maker. Don't get me wrong I am a huge fan of Hiromotos.
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    Is the Hiromoto not hand made?

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    I guess the cladded steel comes in sheets or rolls.

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    I had the Hiromoto. very good knife for the money.

    + gets sharp, good balance, looks good.
    - not the best F&F with the handle, need a bit of thinning.

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