No. Hoping it'll stay sharp for a long while. Gonna store this one in the box as I don't have a knife block. I have a feeling that some knife blocks scratches the sides of your blade anyway.
Ah, I wasn't sure if Macs followed the trend of other (Japanese) knife makers in that they come needing to be "opened" requiring a first sharpening.
I like magnetic strips for their practicality, and that they make a nice display doesn't hurt either.
Is this something you've read or have you bought a knife that needed sharpening before use? I'm under the assumption that all the western style Japanese knives (brands like Shun, Miyabi etc) come ready to use.
Once I move somewhere more permanent and get more knives, I'll get a magnetic knife block.