Pros: Finish, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Weight, Blade Material, None
A work of art
This is a beautiful knife. It is so well-polished and finished. Slices like a dream, but I haven't tested it in harder tasks because it is just so pretty I don't want to damage it. It is easy to sharpen and can get to one of the sharpest edges in my stable given the grind and steel. Cuts among the very best when fully sharp. Does not hold an edge as well as others, but when sharp, better than those. It is more of a home/kitchen knife to me than a working knife just because it looks so darn good and performs well at those tasks. I can't bring myself to abuse it. I would give it a higher rating, but it weighs a bit much for its intended purpose and like I said before, as a show-type knife it hasn't seen a lot of real world action. Not to say it couldn't do it, but who wants to beat on a knife that looks this beautiful?