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Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:39 am
Never owned a Nakiri. I am looking at quite a few, but have narrowed it down to about five, lol. Anyone have any experience with any of these? Would appreciate any info on ease of sharpening, edge retention, and overall quality. Any other suggestions?
S.Takayuki Damascus Hammered Nakiri 160mmhttp://www.chefknivestogo.com/satahadana16.html
Tanaka Damascus Nakiri 165mmhttp://www.chefknivestogo.com/tanakanakiri1.html
Tetsuhiro 160mm Nakiri http://www.chefknivestogo.com/160nakirinew.html
Tanaka Kurouchi Nakiri 165mmhttp://www.chefknivestogo.com/takuna16.html
Moritaka Aogami #2 Nakiri 165mmhttp://www.chefknivestogo.com/moao2na16.html
Thanks in advance.
Fri Mar 15, 2013 2:14 am
Personally I'd go for either a Tanaka or a Moritaka. The Tetsuhiro is nice for the price, like a Tojiro but thinner. The Tanaka Damascus offers you a lot of bang for the buck and good looks to match.
Fri Mar 15, 2013 4:13 am
I have a Fujiwara Terayasu Nashiji 165mm from several years ago, a Tojiro Shirogami Nakiri and the Tanaka Kurouchi Nakiri. My Fave so far is the Tanaka KU, but I just ordered a Tanaka Sekiso Blue Damascus Nakiri. The Tanaka is crazy thin (sticks into the cutting board, too!) and just performs incredibly well. I will let you know when I get the Sekiso Damascus Tanaka and compare it to the Tanaka KU.
Fri Mar 15, 2013 9:21 pm
Nakiri is 'the knife for vegetable prep. I've come to like ~ 50mm height at the base.
Personally not crazy about Damascus and/or plain handles.
That leaves the Moritaka.
Fri Mar 15, 2013 11:42 pm
Thanks for the help guys. It's great to have experienced help
. Taz, please let me know. I am very interested!
Sat Mar 16, 2013 12:03 am
I have the Damascus Sekiso Gyuto and I find that the Damascus cladding is very well done. It is a carbon cladding, so it patinas just like the edge and doesn't have a sharp contrast in the look of the knife; it looks like it's all Damascus. It has the layers exposed and you can barely feel the ridges between the different steels, but food doesn't stick at all to the surface. It has a very subtle damascus look to it. The handle is well done with buffalo horn for the ferrule and feels very comfy in the hand.
I would go with the Damascus Sekiso Blue #2 Nakiri based on the other Tanaka knives I have seen.
Sat Mar 16, 2013 3:32 pm
Going to order soon. Thanks again. Makes it a lot easier when you can get some experienced perspectives.
Tue Mar 19, 2013 12:17 am
Got the Tanaka Sekiso Damascus Nakiri today, awesome blade!!! Nice handle, too.
Tue Mar 19, 2013 1:32 am
Awesome! I love when I get to open a new knife. Can't wait to hear your opinion and experience after you get to use it for a while.
Tue Mar 19, 2013 3:12 pm
I am a fan of the Tanaka, if I had to choose from your list. I like the color of the blade and how easy it is to take on a crazy edge. If you want to try out a great alternative. Try out the the Tojiro DP... It is a great Nakiri to try out because it is really inexpensive but is such a great knife to get a good feel of what a Nakiri is like. It also keeps and crazy sharp edge. It is the best value in my bag.
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