Posted By: David A. Leon
- verified customerI purchased this knife along with Takeda Banno Funayki in an an effort to answer the question: How well do super traditional Japanese blades compete with ultra-modern knives?The answer so-far is incredibly well. Prior to this knife, the highest performance utility knife I ever used was a Misono UX-10 150mm. Now, I still consider that Misono one the highest performance blades I've ever used, and I still reach for it, but this little Kurouchi blade is easily it's equal.So far, I have not really re-sharpened it. I have only stropped it on balsa wood. So far that is more than enough.This little beast slices the heads off hard garlic cloves with the greatest of easy, slays bell peppers like it was made for the task, and cuts tomatoes to bits, even when they have a tough skin and mushy insides. This is a super utility knife.With that said, I am looking forward to the day when I do a full re-sharpening of this knife. The edge is not mirror polished, and suspect that means I can improve it somewhat. It may actually become better than the Misono on that day. Until that moment, I would say they are both equally effect knives.
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