Posted By: Mike C
- verified customerSimply a beautiful knife, this Anryu 240 is simply splendid. As my first Japanese knife, this was a good purchase as a start into the more higher end, higher maintenance knives. Right out of the box this knife was shaving hairs sharp and cuts through meat and vegetables beautifully. Extremely light compared to my Wustof 8" and at over 9" the Anryu is great for those larger cuts. I make sure to clean the blade off routinely with water and wipe it down. Still very reactive despite the protective steel overlay and already showed some tingeing after first use on some acidic materials but that adds to individual character.
My only single issue is that the blade has a tiny tiny chip towards the lower belly, a flaw with this knife I received when I inspected it after getting it. Unfortunately given the amount of grind I suspect would be needed to remove it would just cause this knife to be rejected and reforged. I'll consider this flaw a part of the character individual to my chef's knife that no one else has. Great knife, docked 1-1.5 stars for quality control.
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