The Kershaw Pure Komachi 2 Hollow Ground Santoku Knife is an amazing knife for the price. I purchased this knife back in December on Amazon as a cheap alternative to what seemed to be good quality knives selling for $80+ dollars a piece. In the reviews, one reviewer was a culinary arts student and bought this for class. His instructor examined it and said was equivalent to the expensive ones others were buying.
This knife has quickly become one of the most used knives in our house. It can handle large cuts of brisket or delicate cherry tomatoes without flinching. I would caution you take care with this knife, though. The blade is incredibly sharp, but that also means that the blade can be easily rolled over if you’re not careful.
If you do roll the edge of your blade over you can fix it by using a sharpening steel to remove and smooth out the rolled edge. You’ll want to sharpen the knife again after using the steel. You can check for a rolled edge by running your thumb from the non-sharpened edge to the sharpened edge along the width of the knife. Don’t do this along the length of the sharpened edge or you will cut yourself. If you’ve rolled your edge you will feel it when you thumb runs over the sharpened edge. It will feel like there is an edge to the side of the sharp part of the blade.
This is a knife I would recommend to anyone who enjoys cooking. Most of us know, a bad knife can ruin a great experience cooking. This one will ensure you can focus on the food and not the frustration of a crappy knife.
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Kershaw Pure Komachi 2 Specs:
- 6-1/2-inch Santoku knife with hollow-ground edge for reduced friction
- High-carbon stainless-steel blade retains super-sharp edge over time
- Food-safe, FDA-approved resin for bright color and nonstick performance
- Lightweight, ergonomic handle ensures a comfortable grip
- Included blade sheath to protect the blade; provides safer storage solution