Posted By: IanPictures here don't do it justice, it is a beautiful knife and an absolute laser.
Can't judge OOB sharpness because I paid for the extra finished sharpening service and the edge was virtually perfect, sharpest I've ever used. Extremely close scrutiny shows maybe one tiny little barely-visible imperfection. Very impressive, I feel like it was probably worth the extra cost.
unfortunately "Fit and Finish" was sub-par on the blade itself, living up to the Tanaka reputation apparently. There were a few tiny burrs on the spine including one near the pinch point that gave me a tiny blister and tore my skin after a little usage. A gentle touch with steel wool seemed to solve the issue. Same issue with the choil, a little rough but a touch with the steel wool resolved it. Still, at this price point this should not be necessary at all and there is no excuse for that, but I wouldn't drop a full star for that alone.
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