I purchased this because I was looking for a forged Damascus Itamae Santoku that was both functional and beautiful. I received it two days ago, and really love the knife. It's completely as advertised. When it came it was missing the sheath and oil; however, I contacted support and they shipped it out the same day. Everyone makes mistakes, but Forseti Steel fixed it right away, no questions asked. To me, that's a 5-Star experience.
The only complaint I did have was that the knife was rather dull; however, I see this as more of a process problem rather than product. With 20 mins and a wet stone it was razor sharp. The steel is high quality, high carbon and took an edge really well. The weight feels good, and the backstrap has the beautiful Damascus pattern. It looks amazing on my magnetic knife block. It's one of my favorite knives to date. Overall completely satisfied customer after sharpening.
I was surprised when my knife arrived a day earlier than it was scheduled!
The beautiful Damascus steel blade is better quality than I had expected, and after a few minutes on the fine sharpening stones and honing pad it is razor sharp. I look forward to adding to my collection of Forseti Knives soon.
Good looking knife overall, the problem I have with mine is that the blade was not sharp from the box. It was as if the blade was serrated with all the burrs still left on. I’ve had $5 knives that were sharper out of the box than this one. Luckily I’m experienced in sharpening otherwise it would have been a big let down. After getting it sharp and putting it to use I found that the spine and heel had a sharp angle which was uncomfortable after cutting a few vegetables. After an hour or so of sanding, rounding, and polishing the spine and heel, the knife feels and cuts how I would have expected the knife to cut, and the comfort matches the look of the knife. Now I have a hard time choosing between this or my favorite petty knife, which isn’t something I thought would happen.
In conclusion the knife is good overall and has a nice shape and look to it. I just wish that the knife would have had some better quality control.
Great workmanship and a beautiful Damascus pattern.
Got another beautiful blade to give as a Christmas gift