Posted By: Elliott K
2 people found this review helpfulI've been shopping around for a while for a reasonably priced powder metal petty knife to replace our VG10 petty. We have owned a PM Santoku for years and despite daily use it still amazes us that it keeps its keen edge whereas our VG10 and SKD11 knives require annual touch-ups on the Apex Pro.
The Takamura R2 Petty was fabulously sharp right out of the box; I expected to need to give it a tune-up on receiving it but it definitely did not need it.
The only OCD quibble I have is that the handle and tang aren't perfectly matched ... the tang feels a few microns larger. Of course it does not affect cutting performance. Would this stop me buying another? At this price they represent such great value it'd be hard to justify looking elsewhere.
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