Posted By: Jay
5 people found this review helpfulFor $60 shipped, you simply will not find a better value if you want or need an usuba. I work in a Japanese kitchen and put this knife straight to work.. It came with a decent edge out of the box but will no doubt take a much finer edge. I did several hours of prep work a day cutting all types of vegetables for almost 2 weeks before it needed sharpened. I don't have time to baby knives at work so it got wiped dry with a towel after use and placed on a shelf. It has developed a nice rainbow patina and shows no signs of rust. Very impressed, have to give it a 5/5 for value and performance,and although fit and finish could have been better this is a true workhorse knife that is a blast to use! Perfect entry level usuba.
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