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 Post subject: Kato or
PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2014 8:14 am 

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Kato Nakiri or Takeda?

http://www.chefknivestogo.com/kika18na.html

http://www.chefknivestogo.com/tastclnala.html


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 Post subject: Re: Kato or
PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2014 2:00 pm 
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That depends. You want thinner, lighter and taller (Takeda) or thicker, heavier, and shorter (Kato)? They will handle quite differently given the weight difference. If you like some mass to your Nakiri, the Kato will certainly deliver. The Kato is also a bit more refined than the stainless clad Takeda. Both are great performing knives.


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 Post subject: Re: Kato or
PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2014 2:42 pm 

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Even though Kato is in my top three knife list, and a superior knife in just about every way to Takeda (I have several Takedas, and love them for what they are) my feeling is that the thicker, heavier knife makers like Kato and TF are best avoided in pursuit of Nakiri. The Nakiri should glide through product effortlessly. My Takeda Nakiri does that. I fear that a Kato, while being a knife making work of art, is just too thick and heavy for the Nakiri design. Believe me, I wanted one too.


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 Post subject: Re: Kato or
PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2014 4:20 pm 
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designdog wrote:Even though Kato is in my top three knife list, and a superior knife in just about every way to Takeda (I have several Takedas, and love them for what they are) my feeling is that the thicker, heavier knife makers like Kato and TF are best avoided in pursuit of Nakiri. The Nakiri should glide through product effortlessly. My Takeda Nakiri does that. I fear that a Kato, while being a knife making work of art, is just too thick and heavy for the Nakiri design. Believe me, I wanted one too.


+1 to this with absolution. A nakiri has no need to be thick in any part of it's construction.



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 Post subject: Re: Kato or
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Cool thanks guys. Now just dont know if I should wait for the Stainless clad Takeda to come back in stock or get the reactive one....


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 Post subject: Re: Kato or
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Oh, both out of stock now! Guess I'll just be waiting....


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 Post subject: Re: Kato or
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Though I have not seen the Kato in action, I concur with the consensus -
have you seen the video Shaun did and how easily the Takeda went through product? Impressive...



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 Post subject: Re: Kato or
PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2014 7:11 pm 
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I, "partially", take back what I said. Sometimes a nakiri does need to be thick....as an axe....when used by someone such as:




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 Post subject: Re: Kato or
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:lol: Not to be confused with a cleaver either...


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 Post subject: Re: Kato or
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I get such a kick at how often that lady gets brought up.


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