Last night, I purchased a Yaxell Ran 10" Chef's Knife through one of those flash sale sites. It seemed like a great deal - $135.99 on sale, regularly $260. I did some Google searches and there weren't a lot of reviews, but overall, it seemed that people liked Yaxell Ran knives. I had been thinking of buying a Shun Classic 10" Chef's Knife, anyway. So, I gave in to impulse and clicked on "Buy". (It couldn't have been the influence of the glass of wine I was drinking, could it have been?!)
I of course haven't received the knife yet. But I'm wondering if I made a mistake. I haven't held any Yaxell knives. I don't know how they'll feel. But the reviews said the balance is good and that the knives are very sharp. I don't own any Japanese knives - most of mine are Wusthof Grand Prix. I have used the Shun Classic 10" and really liked the balance on it.
Has anyone owned or used this or any other Yaxell Ran knife? Hopefully, I'll hear of some experiences that will make me feel better. :) But even if you think negatively of the knife, I'd like to hear it. Thanks!