Posted By: Julio Rosado
- verified customerI love this knife. I must admit, I was apprehensive of getting a knife that borders on 250 mm. I am glad to say my fears were unwarranted! It is noticeably lighter than my previous knife (a 210mm vg10 western style), such that although it looks larger, it manages to feel more nimble. The balance point is just slightly over a pinch grip, which helps give it "some" presence. Although I usually prefer to have the balance point toward the back, it definitely works better being slightly forward here; if it were further back, i imagine it would feel so light that I would forget I am even holding a knife.This knife (especially for the size) is THIN. It flies through ingredients and soft produce. It is large enough to carve and slice meats with a single motion. It has a small curve throughout, but it is fairly slight. I manage to get even cuts with it, especially with the back third. The core steel patina'd very quickly. The edge is so thin, that I assume it may rust quickly if left unattended, so keep an eye on it, wipe it often, or force a patina early. I managed to get an even blue patina around the edge with meat juices after carving. Just slather it on the edge for 5 minutes. Wipe it clean and reapply it 2-4 times, until you get the desired tone. The grind is so steep that even the part stainless steel coating near the edge patina'd slightly too.Treat this knife well, and It will treat you well too!
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