Posted By: Brad B
- verified customer
3 people found this review helpfulHad previously orderd the Kohetsu HAP 40 Honesuki, my first Hap 40 knife. Liked it so much I bought this Kohetsu HAP 40 Bunka. It was very sharp out of the box (7 out of 10). I refined and polished the factory edge to 30k and it has is extremely sharp edge with 15 degree per side primary bevel (9 out of 10). I have a cherry wood end grain board and first did some push cutting with the knife. On my first cut the thing glided through the red potato with very little resistance and stuck in the board on the flat part of the blade and it just stood there with the cut in halves of potato split and rolled off on either side of it. It has a truly excelent grind, very little stickage. It cut through fresh snapy carrots like they were rotten soft. It tip sliced through raw chicken breast to make chichen strips without leaving any membranes or sinue uncut with a single slice for each strip. Wow, it is a great tip draw slicer and an excelent chopper on the cherry board. So far with lots of different cutting styles I have used including tough chopping work, it shows no sign of dullng at all, and under magnification showed no rolling or microchipping of the edge so far. I have had it about a month and have not even needed to strop it yet.This knife does not look fancy, though the blade is beautiful in its owny shiny way, but my goodness this thing is a performer worth every penny and more.
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