Posted By: Ryan B (Cochese)
- verified customerThis is my first Japanese knife and I've had it for almost a month now. I use it in a home setting, but I cook a fair amount. Since this is my first J-knife, I opted for a western handle. It feels light for its size, very well balanced, very comfortable to use. I am also glad I went with the 240mm instead of the 210mm. I don't have a large kitchen at home either and it is not oversized or awkward in the smaller kitchen.As far as the edge and steel goes, I don't have much to compare to other than German knives. I have used it on hard wood, bamboo and poly boards and cut everything from veggies to raw meat to cooked meat. The OOTB edge was outstanding to me, so I haven't used any stones on it. All I have done is strop on balsa with CrOx paste and that has kept the edge just as sharp as day one so far.Last thing I would like to mention is this is a very good looking knife. Puts my other knives on my rack to shame. I know this may not be something important to some, but I have my knives on a magnetic rack on the wall in my kitchen, so it is nice to have something aesthetically pleasing hanging there.Overall, this is just a great knife, especially for the money. I think is the perfect transition into the Japanese knife world.P.S. CKTG is a class act and a real pleasure to deal with. Thanks again!
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