This Takeda Nakiri Bocho AS Large measures 165mm or about 7" on the blade. Master Blacksmith Shosui Takeda is a third-generation master blacksmith. Shosui Takeda was born and raised in Niimi, Okayama in Japan. After Shosui graduated from a university and worked in Tokyo, he returned to his hometown, Niimi to succeed to his father, as a blacksmith. Since 1985 he has strived and studied to produce the very best hand-forged blades and tools. These knives use Hitachi Aogami Super Steel and have rosewood octagonal handles. All his knives have 50/50 edges and octagonal handles so they are good for either right handed or left handed users.
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.
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.
By: dassonville chris
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 ...
By: Brunno Rocha
Perfect! Best knife I ever had!
Super thin blade,very well balanced. Excellent construction,wish i had bought a nakkiri sooner.
By: Joe S
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!
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.