Posted By: RDesimone
- verified customer
2 people found this review helpfulThis review is being written after using this knife almost daily for six months in our family kitchen. The fit and finish are outstanding. A bit of bees wax hand rubbed into the handle was all it needed. Edge at arrival was excellent. The grind was about 80/20 and very even. The knife is well balanced and very popular for almost every task in our kitchen. It is my wife's favorite knife. The only downside is that the heat treat does not seem to be RC60, but more in the 57-58 range. To keep a great edge, it needs weekly attention but only needs the stone about once in two or three times because it responds to a loaded strop very well indeed. This steel in the knife is a wonderful steel to sharpen! It is arguably the easiest (out of dozens knives of various knives that I own) to bring to a hair popping edge. If you enjoy sharpening, this is a real sweetheart. For a long day at the cutting board though, I personally love the Hap 40 series in the Santoku and 210 and 240 Gyuto.
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