Posted By: J. Sewell
- verified customerI'm a big fan of Kohetsu's lower-priced knives, and own two examples from the SLD line, which I am very happy with. The Kohetsu Blue #2 Nashiji line looks like a winner to me as well . I really like the handles Mark had put on these knives. My example is well finished, a pleasure to hold in use, and beautiful to look at. No plastic ferrule, no need to re-handle!The OOTB edge on mine was OK. I sharpened with Shapton Pro Stones, 2K and 5K, then stropped with balsa and 1 Micron CBN, then horse butt. WOW! Smokin' sharp now. A real pleasure to sharpenfor an amateur like myself.The nashiji finish is beautiful and unique, with a lot of character.Attention to detail in the finish of the blade road was a bit lacking on my example, with a few leftover grind marks on each side of the blade, in the kasumi finish. Nothing that can't be remedied with a little work down the road. And hey, look what these are selling for!Overall, for me, a great value, and well worth the price of admission. I'll be back for more!
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