Posted By: Charles BingerWould I buy this again? In a second. In fact the only reason I'm on the site today is to buy a Hap 40 Nakiri. HAP 40 is everthing good you've ever read about it, and the grind of this blade is great. HAP 40 tests (by Larrin) show it having about 85% of the edge retention of ZDP-189 and about 50% tougher. I can't wait to try Magna Cut steel (came out 4/21) with 70+% of ZDP's edge retention and 2 to 4 times it's toughness (depending on heat treat). CKTG checked all the boxes with this knife, especially the Hap 40 steel selection. I have a furniture hobby, so I'm picky about wood. The handle has a great shape and feel. The finish and sizing was off. Someone filed down the tang in one area after the knife was assembled, which left scratches on the tang and the wood finish. Nothing major but it shows some. Someone sanded the wood in a couple spots after it was stained (but b4 final finish coats) to bring its size in line with the tang and touched up the stain badly which leaves the handle a little 2 toned. As I said, I'd buy again. The steelwork is perfect and I didn't expect perfect fit and finish on the wood.
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