Posted By: A. Tucker
- verified customerThis knife is wonderful! The blade comes with a very sharp edge out-of-the-box, the 240mm (approx. 9.5") length is perfect for a chefs knife, the blade is very thin (especially compared to my German "gyuto" which makes it much lighter and nimbler) yet appropriately stiff and strong, the balance is perfect (just behind a pinch grip), the blade profile has plenty of belly in it for getting your rock-chop on, and the fit/finish is beautiful. I see in the video review that mention is made of the relief that Minamoto recesses into the handle. All I can say about that is that, if you're holding the knife even remotely properly, you won't even come in contact with it. If it hadn't been pointed out, I would likely never have noticed it and there may be 0.1% of the population on earth with hand bigger than mine.My only gripe is that there is a bit of a burr on one side of the choil and spine. It hasn't presented itself as uncomfortable so far, but you'd think that manufacturers would clean up this kind of stuff when you're paying over a hundred dollars for a blade, but they usually don't (this goes for most manufacturers, not just Minamoto). I will likely take care of this myself soon with a little bit of sandpaper.All in all, I would highly recommend this knife to anyone looking for a sharp, light, nimble, and visually stunning 9-10" gyuto or chefs knife!
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