I spent more time than I care to admit looking for a petty knife that was high quality and not crazy expensive and after owning this for about a month I am very pleased. The handle construction is spot on although it could have done with a bit of mineral oil to make the grain pop but this is easily fixed. The knife came hair popping sharp out of the box the edge with absolutely zero need for a touch up on a strop. I have used this knife as much as I can since it arrived and I have noticed no loss of edge so I am very impressed with the Aogami super.
The only criticisms I can make is that I would have preferred to see the spine and the heel of the knife rounded over slightly for a more comfortable pinch grip. This is only minor and the knife is still very comfortable to hold in a pinch grip.
I have noticed a patina developing where the stainless transitions to the Aogami super core steel but by no means is this a criticism and I fully expected this to happen. In fact, I am actually quite excided to see what the patina in the edge will look like in the future think it will add to the aesthetic.
Overall I am very happy with this knife and look forward to each time I get to use it.
This is an absolutely super knife. I would recommend it to anybody who wants a first rate later!
Admittedly my first Japanese Steel, but thoroughly pleased! Gorgeous at first glance, well balanced and comfortable. So far used for cutting courgettes, spring onions, and medium sized onions - tasks it performs uniformly and with ease. Highly recommended
I bought this knife as a gift for my husband. He likes it a lot and says it's the best petty knife he's ever had.
Overall the knife is crafted very well. This was my first ever carbon steel knife and I was able to pick up the extra care that carbon steel knives require, very quickly.
The process of heating and forging each material for mold making is repeated three or four times to quickly shape the blade and create durability before the carbon is released from the steel causing it to lose its original strength.
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