Pros: affordable. light, thin and sharp.
Cons: need to learn to treat it right
A very good way to get into Japanese blades since very good bang for the buck. Familiar blade and handle shape. Very good steel, comes with and keeps a good sharp edge ... but if you need to touch it up, you need to be willing to look at using stones or ceramic hone rather than an old ridged steel. feels quite light in the hand, well balanced, easy to use for a whole shift.