This knife benefits from Masutani-San’s 30+ years of skill and experience as a sharpener. It’s clear from the second you handle that it offers extraordinarily good value and quality hard to beat at this price point. The Nashiji Finishblade combined with the Western-style handle would look great on your knife rack. The VG1core is protected by soft outer layers also means it will be easy to maintain and hone as you use it over the years.
Note: Quick rinse and dry and then store it either on your knife rack or in your drawer with a Saya or blade guard.