Here am I again with another noob question... I want to get a "Lasser" and within a month I'll be placing another order with a few goodies from CKTG, and since the S&H gets a bit complicated and expensive, I want to get the best choice.
I've never owned a lasser but acording to the posts that I read here... Me wants one!. To be more specific, what I'm looking for, are the following characteristics...
1-Very very sharp.
2-Easy to sharpen.
3-The best edge retention.
I don't have any problem dealing with stains and "patinas", that will be the last issue to discuss, just let's focus on my 3 wishes. As you can see , my 3 main options are on "Konosukes" and I don't have a problem with the price difference among the cheapest and the most expensive because it's less than 100 bucks in the worst case, and if there is a substantial difference on the performance and qualities, I think that trying to save those few dollars will not be the smartest thing since I have to pass and pay a burocratic, long and expensive process to get them on this side of the border. I'm not looking for fancy handles or any "wow" factor... Just performance. All your imput will be very appreciated on the subject.
And if there are more choices that I should consider, let me know. I like a lot the Moritaka gyuto 270 but I don't know if it can be considered a lasser. I like the looks of the knife and the fact that it's made of Aogami. But I don't know if I should consider it in my wish list.
And last but not least... If getting a lasser, what stone should I buy to polish it. I have the Bester 1200, the Arashiyama 6000 (A.K.A. Takenoko 8000) .Wich stone should be my next progression to finish the edge?, I'll like to get the snow white but since it's an 8000, maybe I'll not feel any difference (or it will be very slightly) compared to the mentioned Arashiyama/Takenoko.
Is the Kitayama 8000 (Claimed to be up to 12,000 grit) a better choice? (Sounds like a good deal for such a competitive price)
Or is it a better idea to keep polishing with the Arashiyama/Takenoko and buy a Borosilicate honig rod to keep my polish instead of another stone?
Ok guys, I think that I made too many questions for just one post. Let me know what you think
Best regards and have a happy new year!!
Edited by Luis J - 12/26/11 at 6:37pm