Posted By: HPHH
1 people found this review helpfulWow, this is my longest non-suji, non-yanagi knife but it's also one of the lightest among them. It's even lighter overall than my 165mm Yoshihiro nakiri! The handle is simple but neat. I like the gap. Be aware that the end of the handle is actually rounded in a convex manner, not flat. The handle is the same diameter throughout. I thought it would be awkward to hold since I am used to tapered handles that most Jknives possess, but it's no issue.
The way it's balanced, however, with the balance point in front of the pinch grip, means it feels nonetheless that the blade is tipping forward, still allowing the blade weight to do some work for you while minimizing fatigue. It cuts in a very pleasing way, definitely a thin laser style knife. OOB edge is alright. Not the best, but a few minutes over my 4000 King and 6000 Arashiyama brought out supreme sharpness. Thanks, CKTG!
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