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Matsubara Blue #2 Nashiji Tall Nakiri 180mm
Matsubara Blue #2 Nashiji Tall Nakiri 180mm Matsubara Blue #2 Nashiji Tall Nakiri 180mmMatsubara Blue #2 Nashiji Tall Nakiri 180mmMatsubara Blue #2 Nashiji Tall Nakiri 180mm
Matsubara Blue #2 Nashiji Tall Nakiri 180mm Matsubara Blue #2 Nashiji Tall Nakiri 180mmMatsubara Blue #2 Nashiji Tall Nakiri 180mmMatsubara Blue #2 Nashiji Tall Nakiri 180mm

Matsubara Blue #2 Nashiji Tall Nakiri 180mm

Item #: MA2-N18W

Average Customer Rating:
(4.5 out of 5 based on 7 reviews)

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This rather unusual nakiri is constructed from Aogami 2 (Blue #2) high carbon steel. This is one of the most popular steels in the world of kitchen knives. The alloy is known for its outstanding edge life and overall toughness. Blue steels are a bit harder to sharpen than whites, which do cut better as they dull down. But the edge on blue steel is one of the longest lasting of the paper steels. This core steel is laminated in the san-mai style with a softer stainless steel which is given a lovely nashiji (pear skin) finish. This adds strength, reduces mass, and makes daily maintenance a breeze.

Looking like the offspring from an encounter between a cleaver and a nakiri, this unusual knife is a wonderful tool for almost every cutting and chopping duty in the kitchen. It is thin like a nakiri—all the better for tackling hard vegetables that would split or cause the knife to wedge with thicker blades. But it is tall like a cleaver—so tall ingredients, big hands, or a simple desire for a taller blade are addressed with this versatile shape. It makes food scooping a breeze, too.

We are always on the lookout for unusual knives of all types and the Matsubara Blue #2 Nashiji Tall Nakiri certainly ticks all the unique boxes in our opinion. This was created as a result of our customer comments, so we hope it hits a chord with you.

  • Brand: Matsubara
  • Blacksmith: Mr. Tanaka
  • Location: Nagasaki
  • Construction: Hammer Forged, San Mai
  • Cladding: Nashiji Stainless
  • Edge Steel: Blue #2
  • Edge Grind: Even
  • Weight: 8.8 ounces
  • Blade Length: 175mm
  • Spine Thickness at Base: 3.25mm
  • Blade Height: 75mm
  • Handle: Custom Octagonal

  • Customer Reviews

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    5  Matsubara tall Nakiris , October 4, 2018
    Posted By: Melissa - verified customer

    Love this beast of a knife. Just the right weight! Not too heavy, large custom handle is prefect.

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    5  Wow!, April 24, 2018
    Posted By: EJ
    1 people found this review helpful

    I love this knife. Glides through vegetables like they're not there, yet easy to control. Came nice and sharp. THANKS!

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    3  Fit and finish leaves something to be desired, March 4, 2018
    Posted By: Chris - verified customer
    1 people found this review helpful

    I bought this knife because I like taller profile knives but I didn't want to necessarily go with a Chinese cleaver. This tall nakiri seemed like it would fit the bill for me. I enjoy using this knife for my vegetable prep, although it does have some issues with wedging on root vegetables and the like. Overall, I like the concept of this knife but the fit and finish leave something to be desired.

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    5  What he said..., January 16, 2018
    Posted By: Edward Silver - verified customer
    2 people found this review helpful

    Read gregnim's review. He nailed it. This knife is fun. I own a over a dozen j-knives, but the Matsubara Tall Nakiri is one of my favorites. The grind on this knife is wonderful. so thin behind the edge that it slides through cuts with ease. Love it.

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    5  What he said..., January 16, 2018
    Posted By: Edward Silver - verified customer
    1 people found this review helpful

    Read gregnim's review. He nailed it. This knife is fun. I own a over a dozen j-knives, but the Matsubara Tall Nakiri is one of my favorites. The grind on this knife is wonderful. so thin behind the edge that it slides through cuts with ease. Love it.

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    5  The best!, January 4, 2018
    Posted By: gregnim - verified customer
    2 people found this review helpful

    I have a issue with this knife. After buying literally thousands of dollars of Jknives, I find myself reaching exclusively for this one. It's fun! Sharpening is a breeze and it holds it's edge forever. I find myself buying root vegetables just to watch this knife in action.And there is dust, DUST!, on my other knives.

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    5  The best!, January 4, 2018
    Posted By: gregnim - verified customer
    2 people found this review helpful

    I have a issue with this knife. After buying literally thousands of dollars of Jknives, I find myself reaching exclusively for this one. It's fun! Sharpening is a breeze and it holds it's edge forever. I find myself buying root vegetables just to watch this knife in action.And there is dust, DUST!, on my other knives.

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