I've had mine for a few months now. It's my first j knife and like it. Tomatoes seem to be a minor challenge but the performance there is directly related to my sharpening.
Originally Posted by KrutoyNozh
Originally Posted by augerpro
Originally Posted by Castalia
I have an Ikazuchi 240mm and it's the lightest gyuto I own, but the balance is so much farther forward of where I'd normally grip that it really does give the knife a good weighty feel on the cutting board. Mine comes in at around 144 grams on my (cheap) postal scale. Mine also measures a bit longer than some other 240's. The length of the edge is about 1/4" longer than the edge on my Tanaka 240 and almost 3/4" longer than on my Gesshin Uraku W#2 240 (which seems to run a little short itself).