Posted By: Larry Johnson I knew what to expect with the SRK8 steel as I have a Kiri made by Shindo. It’s sharp, gets very sharp, and stays sharp forever. Its Shirogami #2 sharp but a little tougher. And there is a lot of the core steel exposed too, which makes it look extremely ominous.
I’m sure it will patina. My Kiri is tiger-stripe brown. Just gorgeous.
It is thick at the heel and tapers a bit, but it’s not dainty. However it is incredibly thin towards the edge, so I’m expecting it to perform very well. I have never used a gyuto this long; I have small hands and I like the 180-210mm range if I use one. So this is a bit of a luxury. Besides slicing it will be great for plating quesadillas and cutting sandwiches.
Nice handle install. Could use a little polishing around the choil I’m okay with that as it is such an incredible value.
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