Posted By: LesterThank you, Chef Knives to Go, for offering the 180-mm Matsubara G3 nashiji tall nakiri. This is a stunning knife, to behold. The one that I received looks far more attractive than the knife shown in the ad. Unlike many handmade knives, this knife was hand-fabricated with the highest quality of a factory-made knife. I bought it, specifically, because I wanted to have a nakiri that provides more-than-adequate knuckle clearance, between the cutting board and my long fingers.
Here are a couple of additional notes. First, as I was preparing to sharpen it, my quick test revealed that it was already very, very sharp. Second, although I had intended to remove the burned urushi finish from the walnut handle (described as such, in the ad), I noticed that the handle was actually not charred. Yippee! I like plain handles.
I really like the balance and feel of this knife. I enjoy having the tallest section of the blade located at the handle end of the blade, because this design eliminates the tendency of the handle to rock downward, at the end of the cutting stroke. This knife appears to have no vices. It will serve as my primary vegetable knife.
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