This knife is an excellent tall and small knife that can be used on a wide variety of tasks. This size and shape are popular with home cooks in Japan and they will often choose this or a santoku for everyday meal preparation.
What a great little knife!!! I was looking for something I could quickly pick up for small daily jobs. I wanted stainless and long edge retention so I didn't have to baby it. This knife is perfect. So thin and sharp yet sturdy and beautiful.
I bought this as a birthday present for a very good friend, so this opinion is second hand.My recipient is someone quite experienced with a keen eye for detail and quality so when he was thoroughly delighted I consider that mission accomplished. I am very happy with my choice of product.
Outstanding in all respects. Knife is light in the hand and easy to use. Sharpness is exceptional. Handle is perfectly matched to the blade. Stamping on the blade adds extra feel and control. Finish is brilliant. WOW!