Posted By: Henry Rice
1 people found this review helpfulThis knife gets stupidly sharp, and it holds its edge very well. I usually sharpen it once every few weeks just to keep it tuned up, but at its dullest it is still the sharpest knife I own.
Aside from the edge, my favorite thing about this knife is the perfectly straight steering. My main chef knife was previously a 8" Henkel, which is decent, but there's nothing as frustrating as slicing cabbage or onion and having the knife kick out to the right, leaving you with an uneven slice. No such issues here, tomato, onion, cabbage, you name it, no problem.
The sweep of the blade is really nice for chopping, and the way the knife slices through a big bunch of leafy greens infectiously satisfying.
I really love the simple handle and ferrule design. It's beautiful, but minimalistic, and is perfect for a knife that I use every day. It doesn't need to be an opulent work of art, but there's an intrinsic beauty in the efficiency of design and functionality. The Aogami core steel develops a beautiful patina through normal use, which makes the knife uniquely yours as you use it. Finally, I don't know that I'll every be able to buy another knife with a wa handle that isn't octagonal. This one indexes perfectly, and feels awesome in my hands.
For a little over $200 this is a deal that's hard to beat.
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