Harukaze G3 Nakiri 165mm. Harukaze means "windy spring" in Japanese. These Harukaze knives have been made for CKTG exclusively from a medium-sized factory in Tosa, Japan. This is an excellent choice for anyone looking for a high quality knife at a reasonable price. It starts with a core steel (G3) with an HRC of 62, then add a stainless steel cladding with a nashiji (pear skin) finish to protect and beautify the blade. It is then finished off with a lovely oval magnolia wood handle with a pakka wood ferrule. As a bonus, it has a nice kanji engraving on both sides of the blade.
Construction: Hammer Forged San Mai
Weight: 5.7 ounces / 162g
Blade Length: 165 mm
Blade Height: 52 mm
Spine Thickness at Base: 2mm
Edge Grind: 50/50
Core Edge Steel: G3 Stainless Steel (AKA Ginsan)
Handle: Magnolia Oval
Ferrule: Black Pakka Wood
Engraving: Kanji Engraved
Made in Tosa, Japan
4Not bad for price , June 7, 2020
Posted By: Max
The steel is surprisingly nice. Holds an edge for a long time and is very easy to sharpen for a more stainless steel. However the profile of this is unbearable for me. I like nikiris to have a flat profile, but this has too much of a curve for the chopping you want to be doing with a nikiri. Came extremely sharp with the sharpening service though.
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