Posted By: Bryan K.
- verified customerI purchased this knife in replacement of a 150 mm tall petty I use at work. The extra height, blue steel, stainless cladding, and thin blade made this exactly what I was looking for. However, fit and finish was less than perfect. The hazy finish on the sides are mostly for aesthetics, which I don't mind. However, it wasn't very even and was done very spotty (heel and tip didn't have the hazy finish). Like the gyuto review, this knife too has gaps in the handle where the blade goes in. Again, not a biggy, I just filled it with epoxy. I also noticed on this particular knife I was sent, the kanji had a stamp above the stamp? It seems like someone was made a mistake and possibly stamped lightly in the wrong place but then repositioned it and stamped properly. It didn't affect the performance but it has a ugly spider web blemish. But out of all of the small issues, the weakness between the heel and ferrule of the knife is MOST frustrating. This is a assumption, but I think the tang does't go far enough into the handle or the tang is too thin. When I wipe the knife against a towel, the blade will bend! So far, the only thing I can do is place the knife between the towel and pull back to wipe clean so I won't bend the blade any further.
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