Knife is very well made. Couldn't be happier!
This knife cuts anything like it's slicing through butter! I am extremely pleased with my purchase. The weight of the knife is great along with the way it feels in the hand. Wl definitely be purchasing another Forseti knife in the future.
This knife has a great weight to it. Super sharp and really it’s a beautiful tool to have around the kitchen!
Cuisinier 8" Handmade Damascus Steel Chef Knife - Walnut
It's decently balanced. The grain of the Damascus is in an orientation that I would assume would weaken the blade instead of strengthen it. It is completely vertical. Any bend in the blade would put stress on the welding.
The blade is also quite heavy and thick for a chef knife. This means it ends up taking more work to slice some things. At least I don't have to sharpen it as often.
It is a beautiful piece and is fairly comfortable in the hand. I do wish that the bolster was scalloped a bit to make the blade more comfortable to pinch across the bolster to blade transition.
I do like the knife, it falls a little short of perfect for me.