Posted By: JC
3 people found this review helpfulI bought a Nakiri directly from Michio before they were sold on CKTG. What I received from Michio was overall a great blade, but unfortunately, the handle, the tang, and the grind on the blade were lacking. I resurfaced the entire grind surface, correcting the sloppy grind and then I fixed the D-style wa handle that it came with. After doing that, it's been a great knife with cutting properties similar to most other White #2 nakiri knives.
It looks like CKTG has either squeezed better quality out of Michio or are replacing the handles themselves. I know from past experience with CKTG that they sharpen the knives before they go out the door and likely fix any issues with the grind before the customer receives it. While you might be able to find a Michio Ishikawa knife cheaper elsewhere, trust me when I say it isn't worth it due to having the fix the handle and grind yourself. Having bought one elsewhere, I recommend getting this one from CKTG. It really is a great blade. CKTG's loving touch just makes it that much better.
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