rate: 1007 Inch Santoku Knife (三德刀)
Received this Santoku knife one month after placing order. The knife looks robust and sturdy. The front part of the knife is slightly curved, so that it can be used when a rocking motion is required. The back part is straight, which is ideal for chopping tasks.
When held in the hand, it is somewhat "heavy" for a knife of this size, The edge is ground with double taper, making it extremely sharp. So, sharping it may require some skill.
The knife is perfectly balanced at the point where it is held by the forefinger. The handle consists mostly of a solid steel core, wrapped securely by a rubber-like plastic. Although it provides a comfortable grip, it is not known how long this somewhat thin layer of plastic can last.
Tried using it to cut carrot. #1 slice(片) and #2 strip(条) are cut using rocking motion. #3 dice (小丁) is cut using chopping motion.
Result of the test is satisfactory. Considering the price that I paid and that shipping is provided free, I consider it to be moneys worth.Dec 30, 2018