Shibata Aogami Super Gyuto

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Shibata Aogami Super Gyuto

Post by Bear007 » Tue May 14, 2019 6:26 pm

I've been looking at these for a while now, I just noticed that there seems to be a difference in tip shape between Marks photos and his video review, anyone have any insight in this, I'm assuming the straight tip is the newer design.

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Re: Shibata Aogami Super Gyuto

Post by Jeff B » Tue May 14, 2019 6:48 pm

Could be a variation in that particular batch or even with just the one knife. The only way to know for sure is to email Mark.
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Re: Shibata Aogami Super Gyuto

Post by Nmiller21k » Tue May 14, 2019 6:53 pm

Could also be the angle of the shot

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Post by ChefKnivesToGo » Thu May 16, 2019 8:36 pm

I think it’s the photo angle. He’s stamping them after hammer forging with the same mold.
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Re: Shibata Aogami Super Gyuto

Post by Bear007 » Fri May 17, 2019 4:47 pm

I guess I'm just losing my marbles, but here is another one
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPfxfeEVpPU&t=288s

and another picture from a different website

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Post by Chefspence » Fri May 17, 2019 5:11 pm

I've used this one. It's not as dramatic as the photos. Also the best laser I've used so far. Get one and if it's really not what you want, return it. If you like laser performers it won't matter to you either way

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Re: Shibata Aogami Super Gyuto

Post by Bear007 » Fri May 17, 2019 6:38 pm

Also the best laser I've used so far. Get one and if it's really not what you want, return it. If you like laser performers it won't matter to you either way
I've got one coming, it should be here on Monday, I have one of his bunka's in R2 (great knife), I just wanted a more traditional shaped gyuto, hopefully his AS version will fit the bill.

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Post by Insnekamkze86 » Fri May 17, 2019 7:06 pm

Awesome let us know what you think of it once you get and have used it for a bit.

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Re: Shibata Aogami Super Gyuto

Post by Chefspence » Fri May 17, 2019 9:35 pm

Bear007 wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 6:38 pm
Also the best laser I've used so far. Get one and if it's really not what you want, return it. If you like laser performers it won't matter to you either way
I've got one coming, it should be here on Monday, I have one of his bunka's in R2 (great knife), I just wanted a more traditional shaped gyuto, hopefully his AS version will fit the bill.
Perfect and fwiw, I like his AS better than the R2 version I used. Stellar knife and ya let us know what you think

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Re: Shibata Aogami Super Gyuto

Post by Drewski » Sat May 18, 2019 11:35 am

Bear007 wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 6:38 pm
Also the best laser I've used so far. Get one and if it's really not what you want, return it. If you like laser performers it won't matter to you either way
I've got one coming, it should be here on Monday, I have one of his bunka's in R2 (great knife), I just wanted a more traditional shaped gyuto, hopefully his AS version will fit the bill.
I've been using my R2 bunka on onions a lot lately. Really love it. Such a thin knife.

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Re: Shibata Aogami Super Gyuto

Post by Bear007 » Sat May 18, 2019 1:17 pm

I've been using my R2 bunka on onions a lot lately. Really love it. Such a thin knife.
That's what I picked this one up for, I primarily use my bunka for garlic and shallots. What's happening to me, Its terrible to have a different knife for every job, I guess I'm just trying to find excuses to buy another knife.

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Re: Shibata Aogami Super Gyuto

Post by Insnekamkze86 » Sun May 19, 2019 9:27 am

It looks like an knife that's kind of a pretty penny. But how does it perform with product and is there any sticking?

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Re: Shibata Aogami Super Gyuto

Post by zizirex » Thu May 30, 2019 1:35 am

Bear007 wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 6:26 pm
I've been looking at these for a while now, I just noticed that there seems to be a difference in tip shape between Marks photos and his video review, anyone have any insight in this, I'm assuming the straight tip is the newer design.

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Yup, that's the mark 1, the latest batch has straighter tips and less upward curve. The early batch that still has rosewood handle has more traditional shape. The jarrah wood version is kinda like k-tip.

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Re: Shibata Aogami Super Gyuto

Post by Bear007 » Thu May 30, 2019 4:55 am

zizirex wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 1:35 am
Yup, that's the mark 1, the latest batch has straighter tips and less upward curve. The early batch that still has rosewood handle has more traditional shape. The jarrah wood version is kinda like k-tip.
I kinda figured that, I had to put a finish on the handle so I just started using it this week, the knife has scalpel like precision, pretty good food release, it will be great for what I wanted it for. My only problem with it is I know someday I'll catch that fine tip and it will get bent, it is inevitable.

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Re: Shibata Aogami Super Gyuto

Post by -toa- » Thu May 30, 2019 9:47 am

Hi Bear007, the shibata is a great choice (i´ve used 4 of his knives, and have been very happy with them). I don´t find the tip too sensitive (and have never had any issues with it) - it fits well with the precision oriented theme for the knives. Enjoy the knife !

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Re: Shibata Aogami Super Gyuto

Post by delmar » Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:20 am

Definitely look different to me. The easy difference to me is where the spine goes down to the tip. On the newer ones (top photo - non rosewood handles) it is more abrupt like a k tip as someone says. I just pulled mine from my knife drawer and it looks just like the bottom photo.

I have a number of gyutos that rotate in and out of the kitchen. This and 1 other stay as true daily drivers. I too prefer it to his R2 offerings - the profile is a bit more versatile and it has more feedback. The cladding line/edge after patina is gorgeous. I really like the R2 and have a couple, so that is not a knock on them. Surgical scalpels with wood handles.

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