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Takeda Classic Nakiri 170mm Large
Takeda Classic Nakiri 170mm Large Takeda Classic Nakiri 170mm LargeTakeda Classic Nakiri 170mm LargeTakeda Classic Nakiri 170mm Large
Takeda Classic Nakiri 170mm Large Takeda Classic Nakiri 170mm LargeTakeda Classic Nakiri 170mm LargeTakeda Classic Nakiri 170mm Large

Takeda Classic Nakiri 170mm Large

Item #: TakedaAS-Nakiri170

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(5 out of 5 based on 24 reviews)

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The nakiri is primarily used to chop vegetables with a push/pull method. Its blade shape is derived from the traditional Japanese usuba. The very flat profile of the edge ensured that the full length of the blade contacts the cutting board so eliminating accordion cuts. Nakiris are becoming more popular in western kitchens where they were hardly seen just a few years ago.

Takeda-san hand forges and shapes each of these fine blades out of the highly regarded Aogami Super steel. This is then clad with a softer carbon steel to reinforce and protect the core. The antique looking finish known as kurouchi is a remnant from the forging and tempering stages of blade making. This carbon looking scale aids in the protection of the steel from corrosion and rust.

In keeping with Takeda-sanís other knives, this is quite a thin nakiri and coupled with its superior blade geometry you will find it to be a quick and nimble cutter of all vegetable types. It will take a super sharp edge and hold it through a full prep session with aplomb. It comes with a nicely constructed maple octagonal handle mated to an ebony ferrule.

  • Weight: 5.2 ounces
  • Spine thickness: 2.8 mm
  • Blade length: 175-180 mm
  • Overall length: 310-315 mm
  • Blade height: 58.0 mm

    Please note that all measurements are approximations! Takeda-san and his helpers make each of these knives by hand, without a template. As a result, every knife is unique and the stats will vary.

    **Please see custom saya page for saya information.

  • Customer Reviews

    Product Reviews

    5  First Nakiri, May 3, 2020
    Posted By: Jim - verified customer

    Enthusiastic home chef, not a professional by any means. Also relatively new to Japanese knives, have mostly used mid range German stainless chef knives over the years. More recently been using a nice Japanese santoku. After trying this blade - initial reactions are it handles very well. Sharpness OOTB not quite equal to my previous santoku but still very nice. Food release has been outstanding, better than any knife Iíve used previously. I find the grind to be very nice and I donít believe the profile is too thick that it is resulting in excessive wedging as has been mentioned by some out there. Truly makes prepping dinner a joy. By the way, this knife is beautiful looking! Bought the recommended Saya which fits well. Have not yet tried sharpening with my stones but I expect the sharpness to only get better. CKTG customer service was also great. I highly recommend this knife.

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    5  Wow..., February 26, 2020
    Posted By: Jordan Magaro

    These knives live up to all the hype, my first Takeda...it will not be my last.

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    5  Masterful, November 20, 2019
    Posted By: J. Edwards
    1 people found this review helpful

    My second Takeda, and first nakiri. These things are form and function perfected; it's hard to imagine anything performing better.

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    3  Cuts great, durability super poor, February 5, 2019
    Posted By: Scott Bassel
    2 people found this review helpful

    Honestly, I am pretty disappointed. The knife cuts amazingly well, it feels great in the hand, and looks great. But the durability is abysmal. I haven't treated the knife badly in any fashion and take extreme care with it. It is only used on vegetables and on an end grain cutting board. Yet, it already has nicks and small chips out of the blade. Is this what I should expect from a nearly 300 dollar knife? Maybe the stainless clad would have been a safer bet? Either way, its a disappointing for what I thought would be an amazing knife.

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    5  Takeda Nakiri with saya, January 17, 2019
    Posted By: Andreas Barlien - verified customer

    Very happy about my new Takeda Nakiri. I brought it to work. After unboxing I chopped 20 kg of produce without any problems, just plain fun. The custom saya had a perfect fit. Very happy about my purchase

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    5  Scary sharp, January 4, 2019
    Posted By: brooks - verified customer

    My first nakiri and very happy with it. I added CKTG sharpening services prior to shipping and the edge arrived scary sharp. For me a perfect shape, flat enough for chopping/push with slight belly enough to do a low rock if needed. The super low grind is easier to care for and the thin blade achieves this without any wedging. Love how the Takedas have resin in the handle/blade gap, keeping everything clean and dry. Dinged it a little on the hard part of a garlic root so be careful of chipping with the super hard steel.

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    5  A wonderful every day blade!, October 27, 2018
    Posted By: Nick - verified customer
    1 people found this review helpful

    My first Takeda was a stainless clad Nakiri. I loved it until I purchased a Takeda Classic Banno Bunka: I found the food release properties of the Classicís kurouchi finish far superior to those of the stainless clad version. Accordingly, I purchased this Takeda Classic Nakiri and I couldnít be happier. The knife was razor sharp out of the box, slides through vegetables nearly effortlessly and like my Bunka, the food flies off the blade.

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    4  Amazing , April 7, 2018
    Posted By: Mark Laird
    1 people found this review helpful



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    5  Not your run of the mill nakiri-bocho, August 22, 2016
    Posted By: Jsgillis86 - verified customer
    2 people found this review helpful

    First off, I'm in no way a nakiri enthusiast. But sometimes, even in matters you're not particularly fond of, perfect happens. The reason I love this knife is that handles more like a miniature chukabocho than your run of the mill nakiri and well balances the arts of brawn, speed and precision without sacrificing too much in any direction.The star here though is the manner in which she releases food. Most everything that I chopped or sliced either laid itself in militarily neat piles beside the blade or maintained it's form as though it had not been processed. It's unreal and flabbergasting to the point that I could chop an onion, leave it on the board afterwards and convince the front of the house staff that I'm a master level martial artist that can disintegrate an onion with a 6" punch. True story.Hell of a knife, and what I believe to be the best introduction to Takeda's artistry.

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    5  A Classic, July 11, 2016
    Posted By: Chris - verified customer
    1 people found this review helpful

    This knife is an exceptional performer. Otherwordly food separation. One of the sharpest out of the box edges I have seen. Mine came in at 60mm tall and 180mm long which is exactly what I was looking for! If you are going to buy one though, be sure you take the time to learn how to sharpen it. Takedas knives are very different that others. If you want to dice and onion and have it look untouched afterwards, this is your blade!

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    5  Amazing knive, exemplary service, July 3, 2015
    Posted By: Ben Baker - verified customer
    1 people found this review helpful

    A fantastic blade, every bit as good as the comprehensive YouTube review. Shipped to London UK in two days, I couldn't be a more satisfied customer.

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    5  Very very happy!, March 5, 2015
    Posted By: Ken K - verified customer
    1 people found this review helpful

    I have been using this Takeda for about a week, and it is really a fantastic piece. Sharp out of the box, and has maintained a good edge even after heavy use. Great balance, fairly light weight, and easy to manipulate. Thanks CKTG for the great recommendation on this nikiri.

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    5  Product Review, April 23, 2014
    Posted By: Brandon - verified customer
    1 people found this review helpful

    This knife is a dream. Breezes though all veggies like no other Nakiri I have used. Takeda truly understands the needs of a chef in a professional kitchen....or just makes damn good knives that translate well. And CKTG is amazing as usual

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    5  Product Review, February 23, 2014
    Posted By: Dan - verified customer
    1 people found this review helpful

    Exactly what I expected, a well made blue steel knife that is extremely sharp and stays sharp. I love this knife for preparing vegetables.

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    5  Product Review, February 23, 2014
    Posted By: Dan - verified customer
    1 people found this review helpful

    Exactly what I expected, a well made blue steel knife that is extremely sharp and stays sharp. I love this knife for preparing vegetables.

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    5  Product Review, July 4, 2013
    Posted By: Timothy - verified customer
    1 people found this review helpful

    The blade geometry is great. This knife has the least amount of sticktion than any of the knives Ihave used.

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    5  Product Review, June 8, 2013
    Posted By: vernon willis - verified customer
    1 people found this review helpful

    great takeda nakiri knife.Worked with it a week now and has held up to the work i'am putting it through, comfortable, and light. great knife

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    5  Product Review, March 20, 2012
    Posted By: Jason - verified customer
    1 people found this review helpful

    Arrived very fast, and very sharp right out of the box. Very nice rustic look, slices and dices with ease (Awesome on onions), feels very comfortable in a pinch-grip.

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    5  Product Review, December 30, 2011
    Posted By: Joe S - verified customer
    1 people found this review helpful

    I already had a Gyuto, Deba, and a Petty from Takeda so I wasn't sure if I really needed to buy a Nakiri. Now that I have it I realize how different a cutting tool a Nakiri is compared to a slicing type knife. Its a great addition to my set and Takeda makesn awesome knife as always. This one even has a dimpled (hammered) blade. It is a joy to cut vegetables with this knife and its so sharp it almost cuts through the vegetable with just the weight of the knife itself. If you are debating getting one, stop debating and do it. I recommend the large size because it acts almost like a mini cleaver and its easy to handle. Chef Knives To Go is the best place to but kitchen knives on the internet! Thanks!

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    5  Product Review, August 7, 2011
    Posted By: TL - verified customer
    1 people found this review helpful

    Super thin blade, very well balanced. Excellent construction, wish i had bought a nakkiri sooner.

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    5  Product Review, July 22, 2011
    Posted By: Brunno Rocha - verified customer
    1 people found this review helpful

    Perfect! Best knife I ever had!

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    5  Product Review, June 24, 2011
    Posted By: dassonville chris - verified customer
    2 people found this review helpful

    As a professional chef, takeda is one of my favorite after my M. Carter international pro series knives set; just be careful with rust ! And easy to sharpen for beginners ...

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    5  Product Review, September 10, 2010
    Posted By: JoeyO - verified customer
    1 people found this review helpful

    Takes an amazing edge and stands up to the rigors of a professional kitchen very well. Super thin, I was afraid of chipping and rusting at first but so far none. What can I say other than I love this thing.

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    5  Product Review, September 26, 2009
    Posted By: CaptCaliber - verified customer
    1 people found this review helpful

    Very stain resistant for carbon, doesn't discolor foods, I think the black iron cladding protects from that. I have left mine wet many times and never developed rust. Excellent edge geometry make this knife a laser cutter and a joy to sharpen. Pics do not do justice to the beautiful Rosewood.

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