Posted By: Jim
- verified customerI have had this knife for several weeks now and I really love it. The Masakage Shimo Gyuto 240 is my first Japanese knife and my first knife with a carbon steel blade. Out of the box, I loved the look of the Damascus Shimo steel, and with the CKTG finishing service, the thing was wickedly sharp. For such a large blade, I am surprised how light and nimble it is, and the handle is quite comfortable (I use a pinch grip). The blade is great for slicing as well as for rocker-style cutting. I've also been quite pleased with how well it holds its edge, despite the fact I've done nothing but a bit of light newspaper stropping before use. (I need to get a proper ceramic sharpening rod, I know...) I plan to get another Masakage knife in the near future, probably a Kiri petty. The Shimo Gyuto is a great knife!
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