Posted By: Jordan BrattI'm a prep cook and I chop a lot of herbs, and do some delicate work with tomatoes which necessitates a very sharp knife. However, I also need to be able to quickly work through potatoes and onions. My copy came sharp enough to do the job, but I spent a little time on it after service. Takes an edge like nothing else I've experienced. Though it's a larger blade, its incredible lightness and balance makes it feel as maneuverable as any 8 inch Western knife. My copy came nicely wrapped and boxed, with a yen piece and a slip of paper denoting the blacksmith and sharpener.
Fit and finish on the knife are excellent. The spine is sanded smooth, and there are no gaps in the assembly. The knife comes with a slight distal taper for great tip performance. My only issue is with the handle. I really enjoy the sanded finish, but the fact that it's not stain resistant means that it can be easily marked in the kitchen. However, these stains will come out with a bit of scrubbing in my experience.
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