Today I finally got to use my Yuki Honesuki on a couple of chickens, just a few for home use.
I used the knife straight OOTB and wow, haven't had a knife perform this well straight from the box. This knife found the joints and popped them like nobody's business. Absolutely the easiest time I've had breaking down the back ends of birds. This knife didn't even care when I slightly missed one leg joint and sliced some cartilage, didn't even really feel it.
Boning out breasts was an absolute joy. The shape of the blade just flowed around the rib cage and I was able to get very nice boned breasts, almost nothing left on the carcass.
As for this fit and finish; it's good. I have no complaints about it. I love the red Pakkawood ferrule and the old school look of the mottled cladding. Only thing was when the handle got wet it started getting a little rough as fibers swelled, will just sand this down and oil it, no big deal.
Overall, extremely satisfied with this knife. Much easier all around to use for this purpose than my Hiromoto petty. Can't wait to get it going at the Club when we open back up in March, then this thing will really get its mettle(metal