Posted By: ER
- verified customerI've had this knife around 2 months now, and it's 100% my go-to knife these days. I only wish there was a 180mm version available.
-Edge retention is fantastic, as well as ease of sharpening. I've been putting it on an Imanishi 1k/6k combo stone, and have been able to put a faint mirror polish on the edge with very little effort.
-Price. I don't think anyone can argue this combined with the quality of the blade make up for a can't-miss bargain.
-Although the blade has it's highlights, it's one low point is that it will rust in minutes.
You have to (i repeat: HAVE TO) keep the blade constantly dry.
I'll find myself slicing shallot brunoise, and by the time I get to the second one, it is dragging rust off onto the shallot.
It's not enough to be a deal breaker... Just wipe dry between every task, and give a light scrub (carefully, unless you intend to remove the kurouchi finish) with a green scrub pad at the end of the the day.
Dry, oil, and put away.
-Unevenness between ferrule and handle - at least a solid 1mm off. This bothered me more than any of the other cons I've mentioned, mainly because it was the one that was the easiest to remedy.
I simply wrapped the ferrule in one layer of plastic packing tape, and took a fine-grit sanding sponge (the sponge will give you more control than paper), and worked my way around the handle until it was smoothed out and seamless from ferrule to handle.
My review may look more like a negative review than positive, but i still give this knife 5/5.
Now if I can just find a saya to fit this knife.
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