Posted By: Brian MI purchased this knife from CKTG after a long window shopping experience and many questions on the CKTG Forums.
This knife is truly a diamond-in-the-rough!
When it arrived it needed a little attention with a small file and some sandpaper to relieve/round the spine and choil. Ten minutes of fine tuning and you'll have an exceptional knife.
Great fit and finish on the handle.
Tang to handle is fit well and sealed completely (appears to be Water Putty).
No gaps or steps between the buffalo horn ferrule and the Ho wood portion of the handle.
When the knife arrived I didn't care for the laquer that was applied to the KU finish, so I set out to remove it with acetone. The acetone removed a portion of the KU finish... so I removed the rest of it.
The AS steel in this blade is extremely hard @ 64/65 HRC.
It will take a very acute angle - current;y at 10*
I haven't met an item yet that this blade didn't perform well with.
I have cut just about every veg available at my local market, and several types of meat.
It isn't laser thin behind the edge, but it glides right through product.
*If you have ever used a ceramic knife to cut produce with... it gives that type of feedback, or lack of; from being so scary sharp!
This was my first JK and obviously my first Moritaka, BUT... it won't be my last!
I am extremely pleased with the performance of the knife in general, and from the customer service at CKTG!
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