Posted By: Mike
7 people found this review helpfulMy wife purchased this for me for a present and while I have a number of issues with the one I received I do think it's worth keeping and trying to fix. Love the feel, great handle and balance and I am a huge fan of AS steel. The problems however really have me questioning any Moritaka again. The blade has several pits in the finish where food or slurry from a stone will get in and it's a pain to get out, wiping wont do it. The biggest problem in my opinion is when you look at the grind at the heel you can clearly see it is not even, really not even close. When examining the lamination lines for the core an cladding one side has approx. .3" of AS exposed and the opposite has maybe .1" and the last quarter inch of the heel on the short side has none, the cladding goes all the way to the edge. As I said, I believe it worth fixing and have spent a few hours working it down on a 220 pink brick ( coarsest stone I own ) and have been able to get the core exposed for the entire length of the blade now, not a lot of it, but it is exposed and it takes a very sharp edge. Still with all the problems it is a good knife and will see plenty of work, just required more work than I believe a knife at this level should need to be functional. As far as CKTG as a company, A++, great, fast service and I'll continue to buy here. PS, Mark, to many out of stocks, Xmas is coming and I need (Ok, want) more knives, Thanks.
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