Bought the nakiri last drop to replace an aging Japanese knife that suffered years of abuse both at home and in professional kitchens. It wants honing with each use - which, really, most knives do - but with that, it'll cut through most anything you could ask of a vegetable knife with ease. Blade does show streaking after cleaning, though this has no impact on use, and the blade was a tad thicker than I expected. It's thickness is closer to my Wusthof, not the other Japanese knives I've owned or used, so it felt a tad heavier than I initially wanted from a Japanese knife. With that said, I'm very happy with it, especially now that I'm used to it and through the mourning period of my old knife. You really need to spend quite a bit more money to top this on quality.