Difference between Konosuke GS+ vs HD2

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hz_zzzzzz wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 6:34 pm
I just ordered that Konosuke GS+ Togatta Gyuto 240mm as soon as I found it became available. Super happy! I was about to order the yo hd2 that is on sale now, but this Togatta is even a better deal IMO. Thanks!
Is there a significant difference between the GS+ vs HD2? I know the HD2 gyuto videos say that HD2 is the legendary steel

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I defer to others, but I don't think so. The HD2 is mono-steel, rather than clad. Some people much prefer it for that reason -- they find clad knives have a dead feel on the board. For me, it's hit-and-miss -- some clad knives do but others don't. I think that GS+ is a screaming deal.

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Banzai_Burrito wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:57 pm
hz_zzzzzz wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 6:34 pm
I just ordered that Konosuke GS+ Togatta Gyuto 240mm as soon as I found it became available. Super happy! I was about to order the yo hd2 that is on sale now, but this Togatta is even a better deal IMO. Thanks!
Is there a significant difference between the GS+ vs HD2? I know the HD2 gyuto videos say that HD2 is the legendary steel
I don't have a GS+ but my understanding is that the traditional GS+ line has a much more curved profile and less of a flat spot than the HD2 line, but someone can correct me if this is wrong. As far as the GS+ Togatta vs the HD2 profile wise, the Togatta has a more gradual upsweet to the tip, just like a Masamoto KS, which is what it is modeled after.

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Drewski wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:09 am
Banzai_Burrito wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:57 pm
hz_zzzzzz wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 6:34 pm
I just ordered that Konosuke GS+ Togatta Gyuto 240mm as soon as I found it became available. Super happy! I was about to order the yo hd2 that is on sale now, but this Togatta is even a better deal IMO. Thanks!
Is there a significant difference between the GS+ vs HD2? I know the HD2 gyuto videos say that HD2 is the legendary steel
I don't have a GS+ but my understanding is that the traditional GS+ line has a much more curved profile and less of a flat spot than the HD2 line, but someone can correct me if this is wrong. As far as the GS+ Togatta vs the HD2 profile wise, the Togatta has a more gradual upsweet to the tip, just like a Masamoto KS, which is what it is modeled after.
Interesting, so it'll be more more for rock chopping but with extremely good technique. I wonder what the main metallurgical differences are

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Drewski wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:09 am
Banzai_Burrito wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:57 pm
hz_zzzzzz wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 6:34 pm
I just ordered that Konosuke GS+ Togatta Gyuto 240mm as soon as I found it became available. Super happy! I was about to order the yo hd2 that is on sale now, but this Togatta is even a better deal IMO. Thanks!
Is there a significant difference between the GS+ vs HD2? I know the HD2 gyuto videos say that HD2 is the legendary steel
I don't have a GS+ but my understanding is that the traditional GS+ line has a much more curved profile and less of a flat spot than the HD2 line, but someone can correct me if this is wrong. As far as the GS+ Togatta vs the HD2 profile wise, the Togatta has a more gradual upsweet to the tip, just like a Masamoto KS, which is what it is modeled after.
I don't own a GS+, but I don't think this is an accurate statement, especially in terms of the Togatta. The "new" pattern, to my understanding, is actually closer to the "flatter" Funayuki-gyuto design by Konosuke, or at least it was in the drawing stage (I believe Steve's video is the "old" pattern). And yes, this "funayuki-gyuto" design IS more like a KS (which I own) in that it has a "flatter" radius through the belly, but enough length and a high enough tip that it can still rock. I think the more productive way to compare them is to think in terms of a clad blade versus a mono-steel blade.
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Difference between Konosuke GS+ vs HD2

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I have moved this to its own thread. The Konosuke update thread is for Kosuke to update us on new announcements and related comments.

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I never owned the hd, but I've owned the white and swedish lasers that were supposed to be near the same knife but different steel. I've also owned the GS+. One thing I'll mention confidently is that I believe the had would be sturdier or stiffer. This is based on my experience with the mentioned knifes. Also it's typical of monosteel knifes to be stiffer and sturdier than clad knives knives. The GS+ is a great knife, but I would prefer the hd.

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Cutuu wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:37 pm
I never owned the hd, but I've owned the white and swedish lasers that were supposed to be near the same knife but different steel. I've also owned the GS+. One thing I'll mention confidently is that I believe the had would be sturdier or stiffer. This is based on my experience with the mentioned knifes. Also it's typical of monosteel knifes to be stiffer and sturdier than clad knives knives. The GS+ is a great knife, but I would prefer the hd.
I didn't love the gs and i love my hd. I feel it has better edge retention and like the feel on the board more.

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mauichef wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:19 pm
I have moved this to its own thread. The Konosuke update thread is for Kosuke to update us on new announcements and related comments.
Sorry about that, didn't mean to detail the thread

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Banzai_Burrito wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:53 pm
mauichef wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:19 pm
I have moved this to its own thread. The Konosuke update thread is for Kosuke to update us on new announcements and related comments.
Sorry about that, didn't mean to detail the thread
All good bro'!

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Banzai_Burrito wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:57 pm
hz_zzzzzz wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 6:34 pm
I just ordered that Konosuke GS+ Togatta Gyuto 240mm as soon as I found it became available. Super happy! I was about to order the yo hd2 that is on sale now, but this Togatta is even a better deal IMO. Thanks!
Is there a significant difference between the GS+ vs HD2? I know the HD2 gyuto videos say that HD2 is the legendary steel
I don't know enough to tell the difference between 2 steels, nor does it matter to me as both steels are liked by many. I prefer togatta mainly because of its profile.

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gs+ feels thinner, lighter and more flexible. although they're both lasers things tend to stick on the gs+ a bit more

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Re: Difference between Konosuke GS+ vs HD2

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I have the GS in a 150mm petty and the HD2 in a 240mm Gyuto. The edge retention seems to be the same as far as i can tell but the GS based on other petty's of the same size does seem to be a lighter knife. The GS Petty is my wife go to knife and it's a daily driver.

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