What an absolute gem: the combination of a short-bladed santoku with shirogami steel makes for an absolutely fantastic starter knife (or backup).
If you have the money, go buy one of these today. This thing is a hidden gem and more people should have them.
Feels like a fucking razor and holds an edge like nothing I've used before.
I love the shape. I love the size. I love the feel. It's not the prettiest knife, but it sure ain't bad. It's simple, useful, and probably a great first carbon steel knife if that's something you're interested in.