Posted By: Brian K Morrow
3 people found this review helpfulI was privileged enough to use one of these on load - private passaround.
I had the knife for about a month, and fell in love with it!
I own smaller knives; 120 petty through 210 gyuto.. so the size was a concern, at first.
When I first picked the knife up I was impressed at it's weight. It is far FAR lighter than I expected from a knife this size.
The damascus cladding was pretty, but not breathtaking like some I've seen,
The AS core steel took a rather acute angle, and edge retention was what you'd expect from an AS blade.
The fit and finish was good - as the handle is an Isaiha Schroeder semi-custom. It fits the knife well, and feels good in hand.
Performance was exceptional, IMO.
For the length it is very nimble and agile.
I really liked the knifes flat profile!
Having said that I typically prefer the smaller/shorter blades... If I do buy anything in the 240+ sized gyuto this remains my #1 choice at this time.
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