This is a truly superb precision slicer. Very highly recommended. Great for professional or home use. Misono UX10 knives are some of the finest stainless steel knives available, with superb fit and finish, fantastic and very comfortable handles, and they're made from a high quality hard steel that takes a superb edge and keeps it for a long time. Rugged, good-looking, high-performing, and not too finicky or fragile like some Japanese knives can be.
Overall length: 380mm. Blade thickness: 2mm. Approx. weight: 183g.
Don't forget to pick up a ceramic honing rod. Even the best knives need regular touch-up maintenance to keep the edge in tip-top shape! These knife blades are sharpened in the traditional Japanese style: the right side is sharpened more than the left. It's not like Japanese sushi knives which are about 99% on the right, but it's still somewhat evident (compared to European knives which are usually 50/50 symmetrical): Misono states that the ratio is 70% right side to 30% left side. So for example, if you're using a stone or steel/rod, you could use 3 strokes on the left side for every 7 on the right, and the angle on the right side is smaller than the short/steep angle on the left (you can see it just by looking at the edge, so it's not to difficult to figure out when honing or resharpening). The angles are about 10-12 degrees right, 20 degrees left. This results in superior cutting and slicing action, but please note that this means that these knives are meant for RIGHT-HAND USE ONLY.