Posted By: Travis
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2 people found this review helpfulLike all Tojiro knives this santoku is a great value. These knives have a decent grind, distal taper and great steel at a low price. They are, however, not without flaw. The spine and choil are a little sharp, there is a step between the handle and ferrule, the KU finish does not last long. All of these things are forgivable at the price point. Most of them only take a few minutes of work to sort out with sandpaper. The cladding is fairly reactive but not to the extent that I hear from others. Maybe I have different expectations when it comes to reactivity or maybe it is something new to others. I do not consider this a flaw but part of owning an iron clad knife. None of my comments are intended to be negative as I knew what I was buying and will buy more Tojiro knives in the future. I just wanted to point them out for those who may be unaware when considering this knife. These knives in general, this one included, are great knives and an even better value. They will make a good first J-knife, a great project or practice knife or even a great long time companion if you are willing to put a small amount of work into them with some sandpaper. The steel takes a good edge easily and holds it fairly well. The knife does not have noticeable wedging on product that I use in my kitchen but I have not tried them on everything under the sun. Food release is top notch as well. The all around performance is surprisingly good. I recommend giving this knife and other knives in the line a try. You will enjoy it if you have realistic expectations.
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