Posted By: Paul Yale
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4 people found this review helpfulJust got this as a gift from my daughter. Fit and finish of the handle is outstanding. I believe it is walnut with a maple like in the photo. As far as the blade, sharpest white#2 edge ever!! Took it to a #1000 then#6000 grit stones just to clean up the edge not really to sharpen then stropped with chromium oxide. Man this thing is sharp! Even sharper than my Itto ryu in White#2 or Goko in White# 1. After almost a month of use it is still really sharp. Using it is not too hard just need a little adjustment in technique. It performs much better on smaller stuff about the size of a medium potato or smaller. Anything larger and it will steer. But the edge you get makes double bevel knives seem sluggish. Honored to have one of Michio-san's knives. It is a piece of history and a pleasure to use. Just my opinion.
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