I am truly so happy with this knife - everything about it. The blade is super sharp and re-sharpens very easily. It is very balanced in my hand with the weight distribution being well designed. It is my first experience of the traditionally shaped handle and I love it - it feels very present and connected with my hand. And - it is an object of beauty! Lovely company to deal with as well as super fast shipping to New Zealand. Only regret is that I didn't do it years ago.
After a really fast delivery and having read the personalised card, opening the box revealed a truly magnificent piece of craftsmanship. Stunning in every detail with an edge that cuts though the softest of vegetables and meat effortlessly. It compliments the Gyuto, Nakiri, and Petty knives bought at the same time with the same specification. All of them five stars.
Delivery was fast and the process fully trackable with Fedex. The Santoku was sharp out of the box and a pleasure to use. the 165mm size is very suitable for home use where work space is limited and the VG10 stainless makes maintenance a breeze.
A beautifully crafted VG10 folded steel knife in the traditional Japanese style. The blade has an ideal bevel so cuts/rocks excellently - combined with the balance it’s a delight to cook with. The pakka handle is easy to clean. Overall a beautiful knife and a pleasure to use.
I am really happy with the knife. Build quality is excellent. The knife feels really good, even in my big hands. I am 192cm tall. Sharpness out of the box was also great and is still very good. This is my first good knife and I just regret not having bought it earlier.
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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