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

Takeda Classic Nakiri 165mm Large

Item #: Takeda Classic Nakiri 165mm L
Our Price: $260.00
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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 Hitachi Blue Aogami 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

    ** If you are buying a saya: The specifications of Takeda knives can vary so we prefer to fit the saya to the knife at the time you purchase the knife. We may need to make the saya to fit the knife. This will delay shipping 7-10 days. We will contact you if this is necessary.

  • Customer Reviews
    Average rating is 5
    5.0
    By:  CaptCaliber
    Asheville,NC
    Very stain resistant for carbon,doesnít 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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    5.0
    By:  JoeyO
    White Sulpher Springs,Wv
    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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    5.0
    By:  dassonville chris
    FRANCE
    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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    5.0
    By:  Brunno Rocha
    Melbourne
    Perfect! Best knife I ever had!
    0.3
    5.0
    By:  TL
    San Francisco,MA
    Super thin blade,very well balanced. Excellent construction,wish i had bought a nakkiri sooner.
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    5.0
    By:  Joe S
    Germany
    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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    5.0
    By:  Jason
    Mississauga,ON
    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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    5.0
    By:  vernon willis
    kingston ontario canada
    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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    5.0
    By:  Timothy
    Florida
    The blade geometry is great. This knife has the least amount of sticktion than any of the knives Ihave used.
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    5.0
    By:  Dan
    Anchorage,Alaska
    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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    5.0
    By:  Dan
    Anchorage,Alaska
    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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    5.0
    By:  Brandon
    Waupaca WI
    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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