Posted By: Derek BI purchased this knife as an introduction to Nakiris and AS steel, and am very satisfied with the knife this far. It is an example of function over form, being simple polished stainless cladding over a reactive AS core. However, it is very light with nice balance and takes a razor edge. It was my go to knife when prepping our Canadian Thanksgiving meal. The core has since developed a beautiful patina, which contrasts beautifully with the cladding, only adding to its aesthetics. The reason for 4 stars are as follows. First, food release could be better with wet starchy foods (particularly potatoes). I think a textured cladding would assist with this (my next purchase will consider this). Secondly, the handle is barely sealed. Washing raised the grain on mine so much that I will be sanding and sealing it in the near future. That said, this is an excellent value for an AS knife. I am sure I will get good use out of it in years to come.
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