Posted By: Luc
- verified customerOkay so I bought this baby 4 weeks ago in order to have a proper tool to smash my tasks as I am a professional chef, and I m very happy with it. My only other reference for japanese knives is a shun meat slicer from Kai, damas 62. A nice piece of work but too specialized. Delivery in 5 days. Out of the box the knife is very good looking, I opened it at work in front of my collgues, they all stopped and starred at me asking where they could get one and how much. This blade is impressive really. High heel, nice rocking, nice patina design is simple and straightforwards: it's only purpose is to go slice stuff with no resistance for hours. Handle was no issue to me and fit immediately. And so so light. Although it measures more or less, I d say less for mine, 24 cms it is not too big, even for professionals chef who can struggle with space. Bigger would get problematic. Now on the sharpening side : out of the box decently sharp and irregular but from what I can tell very far away from its potential, was able to cut through my chopping board though. I am still struggling to master the sharpening because of the size of the blade and the lack of proper stones ( only have an American ceramic whetstone) but hell its sharp. Sharper than my damas. And the edge keeps for so long. My only issue with it is the blade was not regular out of the box, I would give 4 stars for that but Its fills every thing else so let's say 5. not a big deal as a few sharpening sessions fixed it but I expect it to be when I pay something this value. Overall I am really pleased with and would recommend it to anyone. A nice piece of work which brings me joy whenever I have to slice some chives or any kind of veg, carrots or potatoes. Definitively worth it's price.
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