Posted By: Neil Warren
- verified customerBeen using mine for about a month now, and I wanna give my honest review on the knife. Received mine with an ok OOTB edge. I might rate it at 7/10. But when I touched the edge up on a shapton 8000 grit, then stropped it on some leather, this baby plowed through veg like its butter. Many people complain about takeda knives' wedging issues due to the zero grind (prominent shoulder on the edge). Didnt have a single problem with mine. EXCELLENT food release! The knife wasn't that reactive at all, BUT it will patina sooner or later. My knife started to patina when I started to use it on onions, lemons, or any type of acidic food. The cladding wasnt reactive at all, but after a month of steady use and proper maintenance, the cladding started to turn to a beautiful dark grey. Haven't sharpened the knife yet, just the usual touch ups on the 8000 grit stone and I have to say, the edge retention of this knife is amazing. All in all, if you want an all around knife, Do not hesitate to grab this knife. People are right, there's just something magical about takedas. And you have to try it out and be amazed like I am. Thumbs up for CKTG for an awesome customer service and 9999x thumbs up for this knife!
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