Posted By: Stephen
- verified customerThis is a truly impressive knife. After many hours of research, I went with the Moritaka gyuto and I can hardly say anything negative about it. The blade geometry is excellent and the knife is balanced right where my thumb and pointer pinch the blade, making all all kinds of cutting projects feel easy and natural. The knife seriously feels like an extension of my hand.
The cutting edge was very sharp right out of the box, but I spent twenty minutes on the stone with it and took it to the next level. That was about a month ago and I haven't had to sharpen again, and I use that knife in a professional kitchen 5 days a week. I just steel it when I come in in the morning and when I get off, and it keeps laser sharp.
And gosh, this knife is pretty as a picture.
The only trouble I have had is a finicky kurouchi. Slicing baby green plantains took off an unfortunate amount of the black finish, and a few other items have caused similar problems - granny smith apples and lotus root off the top of my head. I think it is rigid high acid foods that do it. So now, my kurouchi has a distinct streak pattern in the middle. But everything else about the knife has been so wonderful, I can't bring myself to take off a star. The octagon handle looks and feels great, the knife is lightweight, nimble, well balanced, and incredibly sharp, and the other sous chef in kitchen reminds me almost daily how jealous he is of my Moritaka knives.
And the service and shipping were impeccable. Bravo.
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