Nice enough knife for the price. Handle a little short for my hand, has bumps in it where the wood dosen't meet the metal (and the other way around).
Previously have bought knives from Tanka, both the old master Kazuyuki and his son Shigeki. Different class.
If you can afford to step up to the next price level I 100% advise it. From that position you can see this knife, though it has a nice sharp blade, the handle is not up to scratch.
Have raised this with them, outside of the 7 day window they allow. Sent photographs as requested, noting it is almost impossible to image what you feel in your hand.
They say it all looks to be within manufacturing specifications. If I want to send it back I will need to pay shipping costs; as am out of the 7 day period.
Bought by VISA through PayPal. In theory I could query it through them. I guess the same answer.
So claim or shame. No claim they say.
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