Mine just arrived today, ordered direct from the company
SharpEdge really delivered on their namesake again lol
Even being a lighter, smaller knife, this thing push cuts newspaper with just the weight of the blade. Impressive for an out of the box edge!
All in all, it looks like it'll be a great knife. A little bigger than I had pictured in my head, but not so big that it's a problem.
I'm just used to my other petty knives that are on the smaller side at 120mm.
If I had to find faults, I can list 3, but none of them are major at all, and all are just what you get in a hand forged, hand ground, hand sharpened, hand finished knife with natural materials in the handle
The handle: there is a slight step between the wood and the ferrule, and the wax finish only fills about 95% of the gap at the base of the blade.
Both things indicate the ferrule material probably shrunk a little more than the walnut between Slovenia and here, not surprising.
Isn't even a problem, but could be fixed with sandpaper and re-waxing
Grinding on the blade path is a little wonky. Looks to be ground on a wheel, not a belt and platen, so again not surprising.
And nothing that will hurt the performance, just enough to catch waves in reflections. Could be flattened out on the stones easily when it needs sharpening.
Grinding on the edge of the blade is a bit uneven too.
Still sharp as f***, but similar to the issue I mentioned with the bunka: these have a bevel set, then get convexed, and both have a couple small spots where the convexing didn't take over the entirety of the original bevel (that may not make sense, but I don't know how else to put it. Some flat spots show through)
Also something that will resolve itself in the first sharpening, so I'm not bothered.
I won't be able to give an actual review here later, since I didn't buy it here, but yes. Yes, I would recommend this based on my initial tests/examination. And I would pair it with the matching Bunka 😉👍