Posted By: Andreas Tjoe
- verified customerI'm just a home cook so I am not an expert but I'd like to share my thoughts: I bought a nice Japanese knife and after reading online, people recommend getting a Hinoki cutting board to prolong your knife's edge so I did. I didn't want to get Shun cutting board as I think they are somewhat mass marketed. I ended up choosing this Konosuke board as I think they make nice products. When I got mine, I found the smell is very aromatic and quite inviting, like subtle herbal/medicinal. This product is made of 6 strips of wood glued together. On mine, I found that the bottom strip was not sanded and smoothed. I am not sure if all comes like this or maybe they just forgot to sand mine. I used a 220 grit sand paper and tried to smooth it out as much as I can but it doesn't look as finished as the other strips above. Oh well.
As a cutting board, I find that my knife sometimes digs into the board itself and that speaks of the softness of the board which is what it's supposed to do in order to protect your knife's edge.
Overall, I would definitely recommend this board. I just hope yours is smoother than mine.
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