Posted By: Ryan BarrettI got this as a gift for my brother. OOTB sharpness was pretty good, however, the knife arrived with a noticeable gap in the edge towards the heel. It wasn't too bad since it was easy to fix on a coarser grit stone. But after that, the knife was a pain to sharpen.
Every time I got to a finer stone, the edge would just get tiny chips throughout instead of developing a burr. I had to sharpen at a higher angle than normal to get it to not chip and spent more time stropping than normal to get a good edge on it. It has a nice edge now but it's not perfect, we'll see how it holds up over time.
Fit and finish is nice however at this price rance I think my Kajiwara Blue #2 Ko Bocho is all around much better.
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