Posted By: Msauce
- verified customerThis was my first knife that wasn't western or part of a box set. I spent a fair amount of time looking for something that looked knice, at least partially hand made, and was left hand friendly. The lattermost being the most important to me. With this blade i got all the without breaking my bank. I was unsure whether or not to add the saya to my bucket, but luckily i went ahead and went for it as it doesn't fit in my bladder cyber. The hand chuckled kanji isa we touch and that plus the darker steel just really gives this knife a nice rustic homemade feel, which it is. I see other things in life that are handmade but just look like everything else which defeats part of the purpose of choosing that production purpose in the first place. One thing that i am not particularly crazy about is the choil (? At least i think it's called the choil), the little rounded area beyond the handle is a bit "sharp" to me. I just wish it was a little bit more smoothed out, nothing big, just personal preference-not to mention it's an easy enough fix. I just could see it bothersome if i worked in a kitchen or regularly prepared large meals for lots of people, but again it's an easy fix. Maybe even chef knives to go would have done that for me if i asked knightly? Who knows. This was my 3rd time purchasing from them and first time for myself, and every time their customer service has been rock solid going above and beyond what is expected of a smaller outlet. Oh, right. The cutting. Well it blazed from my food like a laser so far. The edge out of the beautiful box has been fantastic. I would have liked something included that mentioned maintenance and cleaning specifics, blade angle, etc. Other than that i am thoroughly impressed with Kurosaki's work. I'll be buying more from him in the future. It's hard to believe ha is only in his early 30's, and i hope CKTG continue to sell his works of art for the foreseeable future. Lastly I'm so far impressed with the Aogami Super Steel.Note: 240mm did seem like a big blade though not too big when ordering, but after seeing it i would have been fine with a 210 or even 180. Though that's not too say it's TOO big. It still works out just fine, but hindsight is always crystal clear 270 on the other hand would be in uncontrollable beast. If you're unsure what size to go with and its just for your home kitchen go 210 or even less. Forgive any typos, this review box does not like mobile.
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