Posted By: Brad Bertram
3 people found this review helpfulThis blade is the closest thing to perfection I have used in a kitchen yet. The craftsmanship on this knife is exquisite. The pictures don't do it justice. It is very thin, and extraordinarily light. OotB sharpness was excellent. The stiction on the grind is good, but not superb. Certainly more stiction than my Shuns. Performs quite well on vegetable prep, and cooked meats, but sticks pretty bad on raw meats. Everything about this knife screams solid craftsmanship, save one thing. The steel. I had read that R2 had similar characteristics to SG2, but after having used both I can tell you this is not the case. After 3 shifts of relatively light vegetable prep on poly board, there are already significant signs of microchipping and a noticeable degradation in cutting performance. My SG2 blade holds up for weeks under the same conditions. For the home user, I would absolutely recommend this knife. For the professional, be warned that you are going to have to take it to the stones fairly often.
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