Posted By: Peter
- verified customerOver the past 25 years I have used 4 different sets of knives almost all German - good and solid. Over the years, I have left these behind and moved on with the next set. Presently, I am acquiring my next set of knives via CKTG with a variety of Japanese Knives and several of the Richmond knives. The first Richmond to arrive is the Laser Aogami Super Gyuto 240 which arrived Friday February 22, 2013. It came perfectly packed and super sharp out of the box. The fit and finish are top notch first class high quality. I ran it through the standard produce - onion, carrots, potatoes, peppers, tomatoes, cabbage, and apples. A true joy to use. Almost silent at times - the silence spoke loudly. My girlfriend heard nothing from the next room. All the produce in the frig was prepared and she did not know it. I am really happy with this knife and its quality and performance. I recently have picked up a number of knives from CKTG and this now ranks at the top of the list. I probably should have ordered 2 and not 1 - since it looks like these are already out of stock. At times while using this knife I thought about going to the local grocery stores and volunteering to help people prepare their produce with this knife. Forget about my kitchen - this needs to be in many restaurant kitchens and home kitchens. This one is really a MASTER ACTION knife and it is so smooth and quiet just like the video by the KnifeFanatic. I liked this knife so much that I proceeded to pick up the 2 Petty versions at 150 and 165 the same day this 240 Gyuto arrived. I can not wait to receive the 2 Petty knives and run them through the paces. Get these knives while you can - because these are really really excellent quality knives and a very reasonable price. Well designed with some of the best available steel. Exceptional value for the money. Mark - this is a superb knife - it will probably be a best seller sometime this year in 2013 and very popular with everyone who likes to prepare food and use really extra fine cutlery. True competition in the knife market is good for all of us who are chefs (home, restaurant, amateur, professional, etc.) or who like using the best cutlery. Crystal clearly, with the Richmond Laser Aogami Super line up the market for exceptional cutlery - in an instant - may have gotten a smaller. I am certain that there have been a countless number of contributors via various knife forums including the CKTG forum who have shared knife knowledge and steel knowledge to continue and strive toward improving all things knives - materials, shapes, sizes, steel, etc. I think this type of collaboration results in a top notch high quality knife product like the Richmond Laser Aogami Super line up. I along with many other chefs will now be the true beneficiaries - very happily - and I want to thank all of the contributors to this excellent product. Mark, thank you for listening to most everyone in the knife world and making this fine cutlery and bringing this exceptional knife to the market. I think there will be numerous happy chefs in kitchens around the world using the Richmond Laser Aogami Super 240 Gyuto - and probably followed shortly by the Petty. Thanks for putting a smile on my face with this knife - really fun to use. The video by the KnifeFanatic says it all! Mark, I hope you will be able to keep up with the demand for the Richmond Laser Aogami Super line up. I highly recommend this knife - buy it and have fun with THE MASTER ACTION GYUTO !
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