Posted By: ParkerI wanted to get a Santoku as a gift, for someone with somewhat small hands, for under $100. After looking at all of the 165mm's i settled on this and I can't say I'm disappointed. The fit and finish is actually surprising. No rough edges anywhere on the steel, the only F&F critique I have is a small step down between the wood and the ferrule. Not a big deal and could be sanded down.
The "D" handle surprised me since I've never had a knife with it, not a bad thing just something to be aware of. The only reason I gave this knife 4 stars instead of 5 (for the price) was the out of box sharpness. It was actually dull. I spent about 15 minutes on my stones and got it pretty sharp.
All in all, really nice knife, it's pretty, simple, feels great in your hand. Just make sure you have a sharpening setup if you want it sharp.
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