Posted By: Ryan RThis is an excellent Nakiri. It's a little "bling" for my taste but that distinctive hammering makes for excellent food release. I'm impressed by every aspect of Kurosaki's work on this knife, it's as perfect as a handmade knife could be. Fit and finish are top notch.The grind is absolutely perfectly executed; I suspect it was created on a wheel stone because the primary grind is actually slightly hollow ground. This leaves it very thin behind the edge and it could be sharpened many times before getting into significantly thicker steel. I suspect something has changed since the pictures on this page were taken because my knife is significantly thinner behind the edge and the primary grind starts about halfway up the blade. Edge profile is pretty standard Nakiri, a very slight amount of curve with a pretty flat spot for chopping. Edge sharpness was quite good, easily cut paper towels and it has held up very well with use. The octagonal handle is also finished very nicely, handle to ferrule transition is seamless and the handle is sealed to protect against moisture. I feel like this is a steal for the materials used and the skill of the smith, I would have to agree with CKTG and strongly recommend you give this knife and line a try. I will definitely be coming back for more of Yu Kurosaki's knives.
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