Nakiri knives are a popular choice among both home and professional cooks. They are a perfect utensil for cutting, slicing, or chopping any and all vegetables. Their height appeals to users with large hands or those liking a good board to hand clearance.
These “knives for cutting greens” feature a very square shape and double bevel grind. They have quite straight edges for increased chop cutting and slicing prowess.
The Kohetsu Blue #2 nakiri is a really nice example of the breed. It has a well-executed grind and the aesthetics to match. Add in the fact that the blade is constructed from the well regarded steel known as Aogami # 2, and you have a knife that offers much…for not much at all! The excellent main core steel is protected and strengthened by the addition of a stainless steel cladding. Upkeep is reduced considerably while superior edge creation and retention are maintained. This is a bona fide hand crafted blade of great quality and design at a price that is more in keeping with mass produced items of similar type.
If you have ever wanted to try a nakiri or the excellent Blue #2 steel (or both), this is a perfect and economical place to start.
For the money it is a quality entry level knife to reactive steels. I've used it steadily for a couple months now and I am very satisfied with the edge retention and the level of sharpness I can attain with a fine stone and some stropping. The blade height and handle are the only quibbles that encourage me to seek another nakari, hence the 4 stars.
Posted By: Gary - verified customer 1 people found this review helpful
My favorite knife in my kit. The core/edge is carbon steel, so if it's left wet it rusts very quickly, but for a high performance knife and edge like this it's well worth the maintenance. Also, either barkeepers friend or Coca-Cola and a strop take the corrosion off with ease anyways. The edge was brilliant out of the box, and stayed sharp enough, and then sharpened and polished back to a razor very quickly.
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