Posted By: Brian M (GopherBroke)WOW is all that comes to mind when I attempt to describe this knife!
Absolutely blemish free!
There are no gaps, steps or imperfections anywhere on teh handle.
If I was forced to pick it a a part... the mating of blade to handle is superb, but not sealed.
Personally, I believe the handle is just a tad over-sized for this size knife, but it is very very comfortable in the hand. (would be perfect on a 170 santoku or a 210 perhaps).
The nashiji (pear skin) finish on the blade is beautiful! I've seen Masakage Yukis' and TF's with the same finish, and this little knife will hold it's own among them all.
The sharpness out of the box was 7/10, but being that's it's White #1 it sharpened very easily and it gets silly sharp! For a 60 HRC white steel the edge retention is also pretty good.
The food release on the nashiji finish is great!
I can keep the blade flat, put it through a potato and lift.. and the potato lifts off ethh board about 3/8" and them releases and falls back to the board.
The tip isn't super thin, but it glides through onions (horizontal cuts), potatoes, radishes and many other items with ease.
If you prefer a flatter profile... strongly consider the Goko!
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