Posted By: Patrick VithI'm a home cook and used it for pretty much everything over the course of a week: prepping ingredients for curry, slicing and coring apples, heck, even slicing bagels in the morning. My first impression was that the fit and finish were top of the line, and that the knife was way lighter in the hand than expected. The unique pattern gave the knife some artfulness, without detracting from its utility.
What really stood out to me about this knife were its versatility and nimbleness. I live in a small studio apartment with very little counter space, so I default to using 180mm knives. At 210mm, I was a little worried that using it would be a bit of a clumsy experience. That said, this knife was so light and maneuverable that I didn't feel any extra difficulties navigating its length. And of course, when it came to bigger jobs like cubing a chuck roast for curry, the length was appreciated!
The edge patina-ed nicely as I was using it, and wasn't so reactive that I felt it would be troublesome using it for long prep days. I didn't get a chance to sharpen it because there wasn't any need-- edge retention and sharpness were fantastic as they were. This knife definitely hit the sweet spot between being a "laser" and a "workhorse."
I don't have any real negatives about the knife, but in terms of points of improvement, I thought the handle could be better. The D-shape was very comfortable, but the lightness and very basic appearance made me feel like the handle wasn't quite living up to the blade. That said, there might actually be some appeal there for people who prefer very light knives.
Highly recommended as a primary knife, especially if you are looking for something maneuverable! Fantastic handling, great cooking experience.
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