Posted By: MilesThe Yoshikane SKD is one of my favorite knives that i own. The performance is something that you have to try to believe.
Performance- it's a sports car. it can effortlessly handle whatever you throw at it. The grind is so thin behind the edge it will glide through firm product and definitively separate soft. It's quite thick out the handle, but has a great taper around 2mm in the middle. the tip is very thin and the heel has some girth. Awesome for push/pull and chopping cutting style with a very flat profile not ideal for rocking. Good food separation this knife can process product as fast as you throw at it.
The fit and finish is top notch. Smoothed out spine, comfortable choil, beautiful blade road- a premium product. Feels substantial in hand this is no feather weight.
The steel on this sharpens like a carbon steel and can get prickly sharp with ease. Since it's semi-stainless you have some forgiveness with acidic ingredients, but will gray/slow patina. Out of the box the edge is crazy thin (and sharp), so if you're tough on your knives it might be a good idea to put a microbevel on it.
You could get a Yoshikane SKD and be done or be like me and measure how other knives compare to it.
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