Posted By: A.T.
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1 people found this review helpfulWas exactly the size I was looking for and it works decently. This is my first carbon steel knife/ knife over $40 - so far, no rusting issues (but I have been quite diligent with wiping). I had CKTG finishing service (as recommended by some, the piece of paper said that it was sharpened to 12 degrees) and the sharpness is okay (it's not as sharp as my ceramic Kyocera knife) - I'm not experienced enough to say whether or not this is more representative of the service or the knife itself but here is why I chose to purchase it: 1) I needed a new knife and wanted to upgrade from grocery store knives, 2) I wanted a high quality blade without spending too much and it seemed like going non-stainless was the solution, 3) I wanted a flush ferrule (most japanese knives in my price range have a ferrule that is not flush with the handle), 4) I wanted a japanese style handle, 5) I didn't want to have to fill in the blade/ferrule with epoxy, etc). Overall, it does the job, but does it justify the $50 + $15 finishing service price tag? I'm not sure. Perhaps sharpening yourself is the answer here? Hopefully the edge holds up well and that will be the difference. Looks cool and makes me feel super cool to have and use it (the story and the aesthetics). To be fair, I'm comparing it to grocery store knives, kyocera, and a $150 miyabi I tried at a store... I guess it does fall somewhere between there.
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