Posted By: John Potter
- verified customerThis beautiful knife functions as a petty knife for small tasks,with the shape of a Santoku and the same capabilities of slicing, dicing, and chopping, on a small scale. Its Blue #2 steel takes a wonderful sharp edge that holds well even after multiple use.
The handle is attractive and mostly full sized. The balance point is several mm in the handle, but because of the light weight, the knife is very easy to use. The blade is thin but stiff. It minces garlic wonderfully well and can chop small vegetables with ease.
The knife arrived sharp, and as stated in the description it has a 50/50 grind. The blade is easy to resharpen. The kurouchi finish means that rusting is minimized, at least on the black, and the rest of the steel easily develops a protective patina.
I like this knife a lot and feel that its price reflects the quality of the blacksmith. It might seem a bit pricey compared to other petty knives, but this knife is used during most dinner prep activities, and the Santoku shape is unusual for its size, but very functional.
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