CarboNext 240mm sujihiki mini-review
After using the CarboNext 240mm sujihiki for sometime now, I would like to do a brief review on it.
Very easy to sharpen
Maintain a very decent edge
Patina started to develop on one spot
to edge to curve for me.
The CarboNext is my first J-knives (real knife in general), so I have nothing to compare it with.
Let just start with the fit and finish. When I first unbox it, it was very shiny and doesn't look cheap in anyway. JCK pack it in some paper with the tip being protected by a plastic-like mini-sheath. The wood handle is very shiny, but after a day or two of use it become matte and wont attach much attention. The spine of the knife is somewhat polish, but the part above the heel is not polish at all. After a few week of use, I notice that the wood is not flush with the tang. Overall the fit-and finish is great and only upon closer inspection you notice these minor imperfection.
Holding the knife is somewhat comfortable. I noticed since the bolster is not rounded it is annoy when your finger happen to be in contact with it for a long period of time.
The stainless carbon on this knife is very easy to sharpen and maintain a very decent edge. Although it might feel a little dull over the period of a week, I don't feel like it is working against me. I only sharpen it with a 1k King stone, I would assume it would be alot better if you are sharpening it with better stone and technique. Compare to Nenox S1, it is a joy to sharpen.
Although I like the knife very well, it is not a perfect knife as I wanted it to be. A patina has started to form on the blade where you hold the knife, just where the blade meet the bolster. Other then that place, it hasn't develop a patina or rust anywhere else.
Second of all, the tip is too curve for me. I notice that I have started using the the potion just behind the edge more often. I like the tip on the Nenox S1 285mm suji better, which is narrower and only have a slight curve to it.