Posted By: rodlee lancaster
1 people found this review helpfulJust got this knife and IMMEDIATELY put to work after a couple of passes over the 4000 and 6000 grit glass Shaptons and my boron carbide 1 micron loaded strop (all can be bought at CKTG). Although very sharp OTB I like to give my blades a little more TLC when I get them. I wanted something a little heftier than my Wa handled 210mm version and this feels as nimble as it Japanese sister! The grind a balance of these knives are impeccable! My cooks are trying to figure out ways to use this knife to a point that they a dulling the blades on our house knives on purpose (or so in theory). I also have the 270mm wa handled suji in HAP 40 and I ABSOLUTLEY love this steel.
HAP 40 stays sharp through extended use and a quick hit to a ceramic rod and loaded strop brings it back to like new status. I have only hit the stones with the 210mm 5 or 6 times and Ive only had to use the 4000/ 6000 grit. Not to mention it gets sharp quick on the stones! Not bad for everyday use. All I am waiting for now is a 240mm Kiritsuke in HAP 40 (Hint, Hint)
All in all, CKTG has some of the fastest shipping time, reasonably priced and abundant selection of knives than any other site. Mark and Susan provide excellent customer service and has garnered a lifelong customer in me. Thanks guys!
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