Posted By: Gervais
4 people found this review helpfulI have been looking for a knife to replace my 240mm Konosuke and Kanehiro gyutos as they are too large for my cooking situation.
On opening the box I brought out a couple yams and proceeded to do comparative cuts with Anryu vs the Kono and Kane and it just smoked them in ease of cutting and accuracy in cutting see-through slices off the ends.
And I love how the 210mm has less belly than the 240mm gyutos. This size is a much better fit for my needs. The low-ish price tag is born out in the overall cleanliness of the grinds - I give a C+ there so this may not be the blade for OCD types. But as a very-good quality and splendidly performing kitchen tool I give this one an A.
The ferrule is black pakawood rather than ebony as advertised but it takes a real wood geek to tell the difference and it looks great so who cares. The rosewood portion is the real deal however. I should also mention that the oval handle feels a little small in my small - medium sized (male) hands.
I feel this knife is a very good value and a real workhorse kitchen tool and do recommend it to those shopping in this price range.
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