Posted By: JacobThis nakiri knfe is very good as far as performance and fit and finish. The only problem is that the edge on the knife I got is slightly bent. The edge profile is almost all flat and has a slight curve near the choil area so that it doesn't get stuck in the board during use. This knife gets extremely thin very fast and goes from 3.1mm thick by the handle to 1.5mm about 5cm from the handle and 1.1mm at the tip. The edge is convex ground, but is super thin toward the edge for a nice performance style nakiri. The damascus clad finish is smooth, almost like a slick matte finish and looks great with the acid etched patterns brought out.
The choil is smooth but not highly polished, and the spine has sharp corners, but that is easily fixed by some fine sandpaper. The handle is well done and is burned in with putty sealed tang area. Since the tang is much thicker, it should not be as easily susceptible to rusting through from long-term use.
Final verdict: If you're looking for a high hardness semi-stainless steel performance nakiri, try this one.
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