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Makoto VG10 Damascus Nakiri 165mm
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Makoto VG10 Damascus Nakiri 165mmMakoto VG10 Damascus Nakiri 165mmMakoto VG10 Damascus Nakiri 165mmMakoto VG10 Damascus Nakiri 165mm

Makoto VG10 Damascus Nakiri 165mm

Item #: MVG-N165

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Makoto Kurosaki worked under the great Hiroshi Kato for many years, learning his trade and developing his skill set. He has also trained with the great sharpener, Mr. Morihiro. He is a part-time partner with his well-known brother Yu Kurosaki. Makoto works out of Yus shop in Echizen, making knives for many leading names in the Japanese knife business.

Using VG10 stainless steel as the knife's core, Makoto-san clads it with suminagashi stainless steel. VG10 is knife steel designed explicitly for kitchen knives, and when properly heat treated, makes wonderful knives. This steel is prevalent in the kitchen knife world. It has great wear resistance and edge retention and is fairly easy to sharpen. Makoto-san hardens the steel to about 60-61 HRC. The knife is san-mai style of awase which means they're clad and have the hard steel down the middle. It's a common technique in Japanese kitchen cutlery.

Makoto-san has developed into an incredibly talented sharpener, and the outstanding attribute of these new knives is their superb grinds. These are as good as we have seen, even in knives costing far more money. The blades are wonderful cutters, and we think you will be impressed when you use them. The handle is made from rosewood and uses a black pakka wood ferrule.

  • Brand: Makoto
  • Blacksmith: Makoto Kurosaki
  • Location: Takefu, Japan
  • Construction: San Mai
  • Method: Hammer Forged
  • Quenching: Water Quenched
  • HRC: 60-61+-
  • Finish: Kasumi
  • Edge Steel: VG10 Stainless Steel
  • Cladding: Suminagashi Stainless Steel
  • Handle: Rosewood Oval
  • Ferrule: Black Pakka Wood
  • Weight: 166g / 5.8 ounces
  • Blade Length: 160 mm
  • Total Length: 300 mm
  • Spine Thickness at Base: 2 mm
  • Blade Height: 48.5 mm
  • Edge Grind: Even (See Choil Photo)

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      Makoto is a master!!, January 13, 2023
    Posted By: Garchtoto

    I've always liked Makoto Kurosaki-sans knives a bit more than his younger brothers in terms of appearance. Though they are both super talented. Makoto is a fantastic sharpener and it shows with this Nakiri. It's a stellar knife that not only looks great but performs very well. The edge has held up very well with needing very little maintenance. For the amount you pay for this Nakiri, you really are getting a great deal. A very robust knife with a great fit and finish.

    I've always thought that the finish reminds me of snow falling on the beach as waves crash against the snow.


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