Posted By: ryanI picked this up in hopes of using on the cramped line at work. I found the cladding rather reactive, and hard to stabilize a patina. I have had better luck since forcing a patina. The lacquered handle was a tad slippery for wet, oily hands but I sanded that down to a slimmer, oval shape and found that worlds better in feel and size for my uses. Nice grind, if a tad uneven. I have also found the steel a tad chippy compared to my other knives in aogami, shirogami, and powdered steels of comparable or greater hardness. I've since done extensive thinning and reprofiling, and a rehandle. For the money, it's been a good performer and a fun project knife. Would buy it again over the Yamashin I picked up around the same time, in spite of the handle and grind quirks.
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