Posted By: Eversor13
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3 people found this review helpfulI bought this knife as a gift for a friend who is graduating with their Ph.D. It did come rather sharp, but since it was a gift I had to give it the full treatment and sharpened it fully on an edge pro at 18 degrees (not as acute as I know it can take, but I can't be sure how well the friend will treat it... X_x). Holy holy this thing. I cut an onion side by side with a Konosuke HD2 240mm and a same-time sharpened Richmond SKD-11 240mm gyuto. The Yahiko shone, even beating the Kono in my limited one-onion-each test. That was largely due to the Kono being ~8 home dinners past being sharpened, but it still goes to show how great of a knife this is and a laser like performer, effortlessly cutting through the onion. I wanted to keep cutting a bunch of stuff but I wanted to keep scratches/etc. to a minimum being a gift and all. The CKTG video speaks accurately about the spine and choil, they were rather harsh OOTB, I hit them with some sandpaper and it's now the perfect gift.
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