Posted By: JT
- verified customerFeels well balanced in hand, performs well, and has an eye catching appearance. Very satisfied overall.
The only other AS knife I own is a Masakage Koishi and the differences between it and the Fujin are subtle. The Koishi's spine is thinner which is hardly noticeable-- until you get to the tip, where the Koishi glides through a bit better. Fit and finish between the knives is almost identical with my Koishi having a slightly rounder spine. The Fujin is about 20g heavier, so it overall feels a bit sturdier (without feeling heavy). The blade is a little flatter at the tip on the Fujin as well. I imagine the differences I'm seeing between these knives will vary, though, as no two knives in the same line are ever the same.
Call me shallow, but I favor the Fujin for its aesthetic. The performance differences are just too subtle for me to care.
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