A little group photo of my first MagnaCut knives. Bottom to top, a complete 240 gyuto, a 210mm custom for one of our members, that's fresh off the grinder with a very rough looking 300 grit finish. A heat treated 240mm blank destined to become a left handed knife, and a heat treated 290mm blank.
I like this steel, it grinds fairly easily, and frankly it's just well balanced across the board.
The completed 210mm MagnaCut gyuto. Burned cherry, and a 1200 grit hand finish...which I may never do again on MagnaCut. The 320 and 600 grit weren't so bad, but at 1200 grit this got just a little ridiculous. I'm never underestimating a new high alloy steel again. Otherwise, a straightforward project, a fairly thin knife with good balance and decent food release, the new owner should be very happy with it.