Posted By: Albert Van Dellen
- verified customerI'm impressed with this knife. A kogatana such as this looks unique in its utilitarian way residing on a magnetic knife strip among other knives. For me it has a coolness factor therein. Its asthetic aside, this knife is the sharpest I've owned. I bought whet stones about a month ago and watched some Bob Kramer videos on YouTube on hand sharpening techniques; I then put my beloved CIA Hyde Park 10" chef's knife that I've used for ten years as well as a Hencke's 4" paring knife through the paces on the stones. They got a little sharper, but won't cut the hair off my wrist. This kogatana I sharpened with the same technique as my other two and it not only wipes hair off my arm, I used it in the bathroom to shave my face. It doesn't work as well as a Gillette multi-blade, but it still lightened the scruff. Incidentally, I hope none of my dinner guests happen upon this review.I will add one caveat about this knife. I'm used to using a German paring knife which has a very thin blade, what I believe on this website is referred to as a "laser," so one of the first differences I noticed about this kogatana compared to the Western-style knife is when I cut some veggies: the blade is fat. It really must wedge its way through food. I cut some sweet potatoes tonight with it and the pots nearly rip in two as the knife forces its way through. Bottom line: If I were to drop this knife and it breaks in half, I'd buy it again to replace the broken one.
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