Posted By: Alex This is a good enthusiast's knife; I'm looking forward to getting used to it and making it my primary blade in the kitchen. Very light and comfortable to hold. There's a definite sense of "modern-classic" in the way the blade emerges from the wa handle. Glue job on the handle still a bit sloppy, and out of the box sharpness is very good, but not phenomenal (global's is better in my experience ), although anyone buying a knife like this should be able to use his/her stones to get it up to whatever sharpness they like. The convexness of the grind does not seem anything like so pronounced as in the YouTube review below - perhaps in response to feedback? The distance between handle and blade is considerable... A matter for personal taste, I imagine - pinch grip comfortable in short bursts, but fingers might need to callus up a little, as middle finger has to rest in that angular space between heel and handle. This, I think, is the major point where buyer must think carefully;as I say,a matter of taste and personal preference, but think carefully. Came with a couple of very minor scratches on the blade... I'm sure after a few years of use these shall be in good company! I like this knife a lot. There is a definite "artisanal" feel to its construction, and I think the shape of the blade (or profile, as they say) is great. For the money, I can't imagine you could do better... If you're willing to shell out another $100 then I suspect this website offers some better, more sparkly options.,but for the measly $150 I paid, it's a bargain. I give this four stars because it is not a perfect knife, some very minor issues with f&f, but if you want better, I suspect you will have to pay to get it!
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