Posted By: Lee
1 people found this review helpfulI made this purchased as a gift for my beautiful bride and best friend of 30 plus years. For many of those years she has put up with my well-developed knife obsessions and nerd-i-ness that started years before we met. We both know knives and have had and have professional food backgrounds that ranged from fast foods, boutique restaurant, Medical Food Science and meat cutting/butchering. It took a long time to convince her of the Japanese knifes superiority and the worth of the additional effort of maintenance and the few peccadillo's of usage. This knifes sharpness was a 7.5/10 OTB and easily brought up to scary sharp. Most people use a ripe tomato for sharpness testing; try using a Kalamata olive; as this knife succeeded on. After just a few sessions of knife skills/play, she easily got the hang of pinch grips and the cutting readjustment to using this new Bunka knife. She did have to break a few old habits of using her inferior obese forged German and French Swords for so many years. Her new Yoshimi SG-2 Bunka was so much lighter and simply just perfect for her. The balance, light weight, materials in blade, handle construction combined with the sheer beauty of the individual personality of the Damascus is the art of the whole, everything including the proper 165mm size dimensions was spot on. Mr. Kata makes impeccable knives and CKTG service is that good and that fast. I just may have created a new knife nerd; my wife out of the blue asked me when the TV show Forged in Fire comes on.
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