Posted By: Mike
- verified customerI ordered this knife to try out the kiritsuke shape and also as my first real carbon blade.
The bad things about my particular knife are the rough finish and a very slight overgrind right in the middle of the blade.
The good things are that the blade is just about perfectly tapered so that it is pretty thin out towards the tip while still feeling solid all around. It also is very sharp and easy to sharpen and the edge has held up well so far. I like this shape of knife in general and am glad that this one is less than half the price of almost all other kiritsukes.
So far I have sanded down the wooden handle and taken off the rough finish on the blade with sand paper and forced a patina. It turned out very nice with some pattern and varying color to the patina. If someone picked it up now I doubt they would guess how inexpensive the knife was. When I get some more time I am going to grind the edge down to fix the overgrind, and oil the handle to make it a little prettier.
Definitely not a knife that is going to be perfect right away. But I have really enjoyed working with carbon steel for the first time and I would recommend this knife to anyone who doesn't want to spend a lot and still get a lot of knife that has a lot of potential.
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