Posted By: Scott
- verified customer If I could only have one knife, this would be it. This knife maker does my absolute favorite rendition of Aogami Super. Perfect heat treat lends to easy and fairly pleasurable sharpening, screaming sharp edge, and unbelievable retention. I used this knife for the entire last week at work, came home and honed on a ceramic rod and it shaved arm hair and cut paper towel (!). The nashiji is beautiful, and the hand chiseled kanji really has to be seen in person. The Kanehiro is thin at the edge; and while is ground to be a workhorse, does possess some laser-like attributes. It is definitely thicker than both the Koishi or Yuki (all Kato as well) I've handled. I will say that the profile OOTB had just a touch more belly than I love, which I knew when I purchased. Great handle. I've been in this business my whole life, and have handled a fair amount of both European and Japanese knives, and this one really can do it all. Will easily break down a case of onions, potatoes, carrots, celery, and mushrooms. Pass it on a ceramic rod, then brunoise shallot for mignonette, and fine chiffonade herbs. Slices proteins like butter. I've used this knife extensively for well over a year now. It something ever happened to it I would buy another immediately. This one just resonates with me in a way that is hard to describe. Not one to be passed over for the flashier Koishi in my opinion. "Made by Kintaro"
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