Originally Posted by foody518
Similar to you I think, just can't bring myself to like the ones that look pitted or spotty from the start.
I imagine with a typical home usage, the KU might hold up well for a few years. I'll be sad if I start to see mine going anytime soon. On the hygienic point, If you notice yours start to go you might make the decision to strip it all off then and there.
Haven't noticed any smells OOTB with mine. In fact, I think the strongest smell I noticed of my purchases, oddly enough, was the handle of my Tanaka VG-10 nakiri which reminded me of grilling fumes.
Could be totally off on this, but I want to say that I've read before on KU not being a very common traditionally standard aesthetic. The influx of how much we see of it could be playing on the western hype and sentiment of how "rustic" it looks. If traditionally you weren't supposed to see the knives that prepared your meal, that'd go doubly for a KU knife.By the way, how are you enjoying your Kurosaki
Briefly, and must say my kitchen at home has been unusually quiet over the last few days, so haven't had chance to cut all that much with it, but so far it seems OK.
Nothing mind blowing so far in any respect. I've seen it referred to as a beast, but I can't see it - seems very tame and friendly so far.
I'm really not sure if I'm a fan of the KU type finish for a start. I now have two with this look, the other being a Tojiro ITK I bought some time as a full carbon white taster and sharpening practice. The Kurosaki is all round nicer for sure, with a grind properly done but so far not a world apart. Both have almost an identical profile and almost same heights. I haven't sharpened the Kurosaki yet, and the OOTB paper cutting I would just about give a 6 to. As said used it very little so all that may change, and indeed I hope to like this knife more with time
The most impressive knife I have bought so far is the Kramer Zwilling 10" Chef's. Such a pleasure, capable and doesn't balk at anything
Others in the quiver
Kohestu AS 240 Western
Konosuke HD 240
Loads of other beaters Victorinox, boner, cleaver etc