Posted By: Tom J.The knife was very sharp out of the box and performs well, but the fit and finish are not nearly as good as shown in the picture or video. There is a sharp ridge where the ferrule meets the wood of the handle, and several places where the kurouchi finish was scraped away during grinding. The lacquer coating on the blade is quite thick and has several runs that add a lot of thickness to the blade. It was disappointing to see such a beautiful knife in the picture and video, but receive one that is rather sloppy.
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