Masakage shimo nakiri 165mm. The Shimo line from Masakage offers a unique suminagashi patterned steel made by Kurosaki san. This series is named Shimo (frost) because the blade looks like frost on a window. The steel used is Shirogami #2 (white #2) and the blades are hardened to Rockwell Hardness 61:63. These knives come with octagonal handles of Magnolia wood with black pakka wood ferrules.
I received my nakiri today and i have to say that I am very impressed with it. It was very sharp out of the box and glided through all my ingredients with very little effort. It is paper thin behind the edge,light as a feather with the best finish sharpening job I have seen so far. I would say that in terms of sharpness and how light it feels,it is on the same realm with takeda; I own a takeda gyuto 240. With the design and the feel and the steel used(W2),even though my favorite is Aogami super,I would consider this a masterpiece of a blade worth every penny.