A very good knife
First time buyer of Japanese knives, and I love it! The only thing I have to get use to, is that this knife is a little lighter than what I would like, but that how knives from Japan are designed. European knives are heavier and I am used to these. Other than that, it is a remarkable knife; the shape of the blade is perfect for all sort of work, it is well balanced, and feel good in the hand. The handle could be a little chunkier, but is still fine as is. All in all, at that price range, it is a GREAT knife!