Pros: Blade Sharpness, Lock Type, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Unparalleled Cutting Edge
I use this knife as an EDC because of the weight to blade ratio. The entire knife is absolutely flawless in workmanship and the style of the SHU is about as traditional Japanese as one can get for a luxury folding knife. The most significant virtue of this knife is the blade design and its cutting edge. A convex grind with a mirror polish is visually stunning. The sharpness is extraordinary. I have never experienced such a razor edge on a folder, but the blade geometry and Rhc of 67 make it functional knife without the need to do more than stropping to maintain the edge. Methods and techniques are found on the Rockstead website for reference. This supreme quality knife is similar to having a three-inch samurai sword in the pocket. I cannot overemphasize how sharp this blade comes out of the box.