Posted By: Andrew V
3 people found this review helpfulThis knife is simply outstanding. It is the third carbon-steel japanese knife I've owned, and it surpasses the others in every conceivable way. Yes, it's a bit more expensive than many, but the fit and finish are simply outstanding! It's an absolutely gorgeous knife, with boatloads of personality and character. It came very, very sharp with a zero-degree bevel (which takes a bit of getting used to), but I was able to get it even sharper and now... wow. I've never experienced this level of sharpness before. The size and shape are perfect for me - the width at the far end means that you can scoop and transfer ingredients quite easily, and the width there additionally helps (me at least) in touching my knuckles so as to keep my fingers curled when moving quickly. The AS steel holds a great edge, and I find this very easy to keep razor sharp, but I will say that it takes corrosion easily and is a bit more delicate than some. If you're looking for something to hack like a Deba, this knife is not it. It's perfect for meat and vegetables. The 170 length would probably be ideal for most of my tasks, and a tiny bit more agile, but I personally like the 210 (217 in my case: sizes vary) because this is my workhorse, and the extra length is occasionally quite valuable. All in all, an incredible knife, and one I would gladly purchase again.
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