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Takeda Classic Nakiri 165mm Large
Takeda Classic Nakiri 165mm Large
Takeda Classic Nakiri 165mm Large

Takeda Classic Nakiri 165mm Large

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The Nakiri is primarily used to chop vegetables with a push/pull method. Its blade shape is derived from the traditional Japanese Usuba. The very flat profile of the edge ensured that the full length of the blade contacts the cutting board so eliminating accordion cuts. Nakiris are becoming more popular in western kitchens where they were hardly seen just a few years ago. Takeda-san hand forges and shapes each of these fine blades out of the highly regarded Aogami Super steel. This is then clad with a softer carbon steel to reinforce and protect the core. The antique looking finish known as kurouchi is a remnant from the forging and tempering stages of blade making. This carbon looking scale aids in the protection of the steel from corrosion and rust. In keeping with Takeda-sanís other knives, this is quite a thin nakiri and coupled with its superior blade geometry you will find it to be a quick and nimble cutter of all vegetable types. It will take a super sharp edge and hold it through a full prep session with aplomb. It comes with a nicely constructed rosewood handle mated to an ebony ferrule.

  • Weight: 5.2 ounces
  • Spine thickness: 2.8 mm
  • Blade length: 175 mm (6.75 in)
  • Overall length: 310 mm (12.25 in)
  • Blade height: 57.0 mm

    Please know that all measurements are approximations! Takeda-san and his helpers make each of these knives by hand, without a template. As a result, every knife is unique and the stats will vary.

    **Please see custom saya page for saya information.

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    5  Product Review, April 23, 2014
    Posted By: Brandon - verified customer

    This knife is a dream. Breezes though all veggies like no other Nakiri I have used. Takeda truly understands the needs of a chef in a professional kitchen....or just makes damn good knives that translate well. And CKTG is amazing as usual

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    5  Product Review, February 23, 2014
    Posted By: Dan - verified customer

    Exactly what I expected, a well made blue steel knife that is extremely sharp and stays sharp. I love this knife for preparing vegetables.

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    5  Product Review, February 23, 2014
    Posted By: Dan - verified customer

    Exactly what I expected, a well made blue steel knife that is extremely sharp and stays sharp. I love this knife for preparing vegetables.

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    5  Product Review, July 4, 2013
    Posted By: Timothy - verified customer

    The blade geometry is great. This knife has the least amount of sticktion than any of the knives Ihave used.

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    5  Product Review, June 8, 2013
    Posted By: vernon willis - verified customer

    great takeda nakiri knife.
    Worked with it a week now and has held up to the work i'am putting it through, comfortable, and light. great knife


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    5  Product Review, March 20, 2012
    Posted By: Jason - verified customer

    Arrived very fast, and very sharp right out of the box. Very nice rustic look, slices and dices with ease (Awesome on onions), feels very comfortable in a pinch-grip.

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    5  Product Review, December 30, 2011
    Posted By: Joe S - verified customer

    I already had a Gyuto, Deba, and a Petty from Takeda so I wasn't sure if I really needed to buy a Nakiri. Now that I have it I realize how different a cutting tool a Nakiri is compared to a slicing type knife. Its a great addition to my set and Takeda makesn awesome knife as always. This one even has a dimpled (hammered) blade. It is a joy to cut vegetables with this knife and its so sharp it almost cuts through the vegetable with just the weight of the knife itself. If you are debating getting one, stop debating and do it. I recommend the large size because it acts almost like a mini cleaver and its easy to handle. Chef Knives To Go is the best place to but kitchen knives on the internet! Thanks!

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    5  Product Review, August 7, 2011
    Posted By: TL - verified customer

    Super thin blade, very well balanced. Excellent construction, wish i had bought a nakkiri sooner.

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    5  Product Review, July 22, 2011
    Posted By: Brunno Rocha - verified customer

    Perfect! Best knife I ever had!

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    5  Product Review, June 24, 2011
    Posted By: dassonville chris - verified customer

    As a professional chef, takeda is one of my favorite after my M. Carter international pro series knives set; just be careful with rust ! And easy to sharpen for beginners ...

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    5  Product Review, September 10, 2010
    Posted By: JoeyO - verified customer

    Takes an amazing edge and stands up to the rigors of a professional kitchen very well. Super thin, I was afraid of chipping and rusting at first but so far none. What can I say other than I love this thing.

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    5  Product Review, September 26, 2009
    Posted By: CaptCaliber - verified customer

    Very stain resistant for carbon, doesn't discolor foods, I think the black iron cladding protects from that. I have left mine wet many times and never developed rust. Excellent edge geometry make this knife a laser cutter and a joy to sharpen. Pics do not do justice to the beautiful Rosewood.

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