Works great...Fit and finish aren't quite those of an heirloom tool. That said, I did by a second saw for my son because of its low cost and high functionality.
The balance, weight, and grip on this saw is great. Highly recommend, it’s worth every penny
The Ryoba is my second Suizan, and they are excellent pull saws. They are of high quality, come very sharp, the handles feel comfortable, and the overall ergonomics are perfect. I have the flush cut sawas well, and would not hesitate to purchase either again.
I bought this saw after Jonathan published his blog about Japanese saws. Super happy with it and has changed my idea of what is possible with a saw. I realize what a sharp and true set of teeth matter. I particularly like the weight of the folding handle.
Just tested the saw on some rough cut red oak. Very clean cut easy to use.