Posted By: Ryan R
2 people found this review helpfulI bought this as a Christmas gift but got to look it over and use it a bit myself. First off, it's a very attractive knife aesthetically. It came extremely sharp OOTB, I'm a pretty accomplished sharpener and I don't think I could do much better; it didn't even need a stropping. The edge was obviously created on a belt; it had one high spot towards the tip and one low spot towards the heel, both very minor and easily fixed. It's a little thicker behind the edge than your average Japanese knife but it's thin enough to offer quite good performance if the edge is kept sharp. Food release is very good. The blade doesn't have a distal taper and the spine is a little thick for my taste, but we're talking about a 90 dollar knife. My biggest problem with it is it's quite blade heavy with a balance point well in front of my pinch grip. Some people might like that but I prefer a more neutral feel. The edge has held up quite well in the hands of the recipient who is not a knife enthusiast by any means(my mother). All in all I would recommend it to someone looking for something in this price range, you get quality steel and nice aesthetics and performance.
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