Posted By: Sam
- verified customerReading Mark's comments on the HAP40 steel, I decided to buy one of these Giheis.It absolutely glides through anything I have cut with it so far. I haven't pushed it hard,but it has been holding the sharp edge perfectly so far. The handle works well, and islarge enough for mid western hands. The edge shape works very well in the averageslicing motion. The narrow profile and optimal satin finish help it glide through foodswith almost no friction. The OTB edge is satisfactory. I have been working on optimizingmy sharpening skills using the Wicked Edge sharpening system. The edge I put on thisknife with the Wicked Edge system is unreal. Using the ceramic stones to fully polish thebevels further reduces cutting friction to almost nothing. Holding the knife with two fingersis all that is needed for slicing through a thick steak. I have sampled a variety of steelsand knife brands for my sharpening education project. I have no need to look further nowthat I own a Gihei.
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