Posted By: Nicholas Beebe
- verified customerMark recommended this knife for commercial kitchen use, so the Kikuichi is what I got. So far, it has performed admirably. It takes and holds an edge well. After 15 pounds of onions and a case of scallions on a cheap plastic cutting board, the knife was still sharp enough to shave. The semi-stainless steel has picked up a couple of swirls near the tip, which look cool. Aside from the one spot the knife is still shiny and stainless-looking. The balance of the knife is slightly forward of the bolster, right where most people would pinch the blade. The knife has proven good enough ergonomically that I have not yet bothered to round the spine like I have with all of my heavier german blades.
My only criticism is that the handle is not completely flush with the bolster, and the printing on the blade has a little splotch. Neither of these really affect the performance of the knife or bother me at all. A more anal person than myself might find issue with the fit and finish, however.
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