Posted By: Rory Woods
1 people found this review helpfulThis knife sharpens up like a dream! Unfortunately, the kurouchi finish quickly wears away, leaving a very reactive iron cladding underneath. I'm used to vintage Forgecraft/Ontario knives, so not unfamiliar with carbon steel, but this very reactive and I didn't find it suitable for even a low-key professional environment.
I am keeping it around for home use, but replaced it at work with a stainless-clad Kohetsu 210mm Gyoto, which also gets scary sharp and didn't cost that much more. Of course it has a Western handle, so not a direct comparison, but I was willing to let that go for the fact that I don't have to babysit it.
Thanks, Mark, for the great selection and service.
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