Posted By: Craig Guinn
- verified customerI struggled a little with this one, my third from the site. Spent several hours comparing steel, hardness, shapes and history of the smiths. This one is very quick and functional for a medium sized blade. The shape is pleasing and pragmatic. The Damascus cloud pattern is stunning. It sharpens well with my 1k to 8k stones and the bamboo and leather strop kits. I look forward to pulling these out of the block and using them. The handle is well sized and the shape helps with control. This is my favorite, until I use another one. Im really taken with the Japanese tradition, and feel privileged to own blades steeped in history. The VG-10 is a great core steel and takes a nice acute edge. Scary sharp, not quite as good as the super steel, but excellent for a stainless. Apologies for the composition, but thoughts as I reflected on my experience.
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