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What's the deal with extra-thick Hiromoto AS?

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TDj

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Hey guys - maybe I've been living under a rock, but what's the deal with the 240mm Hiromoto AS that has an extra-thick spine on JCK? Is it a run that just happened to be clad extra thick? Or were these always around? If so, have people liked them? Like, do people wield them like old-school Wusthoff tanks - or are they still thinner than the average German?
 

UglyJoe

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Never even heard of it. Been a while since I looked at Hiro's on JCK. I'll have to mosey over there and see.
 

Dave Martell

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They were introduced this past year sometime. They're supposedly just a beefier version of the standard gyuto. Why? I have no clue.
 

TDj

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do you think the core is thicker, or just more cladding?
 

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Hmm, I thought the regular version was thick.
 

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It's only 28g heavier than the regular knife at 258g. Most 240mm yo deba are around the 350g mark.
 
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