Posted By: Mike K
- verified customerI've been using high quality German steel/western shaped knives since my cooking school days many years ago. This is my first Japanese knife, which I received (well... asked for ;-) as a gift. I am absolutely delighted with this Gihei Blue #2 Nakiri! It is BY FAR the best knife I have ever owned. Great fit and finish, craftsmanship, sharpness, balance, weight, and aesthetic. Since the day it arrived it has become my go-to veggie prep knife. This knife is a wonderful combination of handmade authenticity and surgical precision. It's a joy to use and makes short work of even the largest stack of food. Beyond that, the incredible sharpness and blade geometry allow for thinness of cuts I've never been able to attain. This tool allows me to effortlessly slice garlic and onions so thin they're practically transparent. I'm also appreciating the stainless cladding, it looks great and lowers my stress level over maintenance issues. Buy this knife. Enjoy it. Just watch your fingers!
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