Posted By: Brian Weekley
- verified customerTo me some knives are like my children. Each has their own unique qualities and personalities. Each has their own time “in the sun” and deserves care and respect. Rarely have I encountered a knife like the Takayuki Homura Blue #2 Kenyatta. On arrival it immediately became a prized member of my knife “family”. I poured an early glass of wine and enjoyed the moment at length studying and appreciating its immaculate construction and artistic design. I was awed by the fact that it was conceived in the mind of the knife-smith then the concept executed to perfection by an individual with skills that I can never hope to match. I cannot “own it”, but rather simply possess it for a time as a member of my family. It is a substantial blade but in use has a balance and feel of a simple extension of my hand. I think about it and it slices with my thoughts executed with elegance and simplicity. It holds the first position in my knife rack and I honestly look for reasons to use it. Although quite capable of commercial use I feel it best serves in its pre-eminent position in the home kitchen of a serious chef ... or chef wannabe like me. It’s is made of reactive steel and must be treated accordingly. But then again it’s reactive nature is one of its pleasures ... it gives reason to handle and care for it like the member of my family that it has become.
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