Posted By: Michael Taylor
1 people found this review helpfulI gave it 5 stars so I love it, but one can take the facts of my experience and justify any rating.
It came with a course toothy edge out of the box that did not even last through this home cook's first bag of vegetables. On the other hand, it is easy to sharpen and takes a very nice edge.
The knife came with a profile such that the middle of the knife cannot touch a flat cutting board. I am a beginner, but if I am reading right, a good, purist nakiri will have a dead flat profile, but some might have a slight belly. As a beginner sharpener, I was able to fix this problem in minutes with a 220, 1000, 5000 stone progression.
Yes, it is reactive. Pay attention to this. However, this is not much of a problem once you get a patina and realize what a carbon knife demands. I always wipe.
The handle needs some work. Still, reasonable for a $31 knive.
Does it cut? Yeah. That is why I gave 5 stars in-spite of several short comings. I wager this thing cuts better than any other similarly priced knife on the planet.
If you are interested and equipped for some sharpening, or willing to buy at least a medium/finishing combo stone this knife might be good for you. If you want something that just works out of the box, drive on.
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