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Yoshimitsu AS Tall Nakiri 180mm
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Yoshimitsu AS Tall Nakiri 180mm

Item #: YSK-N18SU

Average Customer Rating:
(4 out of 5 based on 1 reviews)

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Our Price: $299.00
Yoshimitsu Hamono is a small blacksmith shop located in Nagasaki, Japan. It is currently run by five brothers who are the latest generation to have kept it in continual operation since the time when Abraham Lincoln was president! They do most of their own cladding work by inserting the hard core steel into soft iron, an operation that is currently mostly done by specialty steel mills in other parts of Japan. It is this adherence to the old techniques that originally attracted us to this maker.

This fun and functional knife resembles a cross between a cleaver and a traditional nakiri. It has the thin grinds normally associated with the vegetable cutter but it is tall like a classic Chinese cleaver. Large ingredients, big hands, or a simple desire for a taller blade are addressed with this versatile shape. It also makes food scooping a breeze.

The blade is made from the popular steel called Aogami Super (AS). This carbon rich alloy is then clad with a softer iron using the traditional san-mai construction. This gives the inner core protection and strength and results in a blade that can take and keep a super fine edge while remaining light and strong. The outer jigane features a rustic black kurouchi finish.

The blade is mated to an upgraded oak octagonal handle with burnt urushi finish.

  • Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Blade Length: 175 mm
  • Total Length: 325 mm
  • Spine Thickness at Base: 3.2 mm
  • Blade Height: 75.1 mm
  • Trust the new handle in the photo not the video.

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      Very fun knife, not for the novice care-taker
    Posted By: Prkr
    5 people found this review helpful

    This is the 4th or so knife I have bought from CKTG. I absolutely love it. This knife is a blast to use, breezes through tall objects (cabbage, onions, etc), and has a lovely rustic finish. I want to leave some notes for the curious.

    Pros: Very aesthetic in person, more so than the pictures
    AS steel is always fantastic and this is no exception. Takes a razor sharp edge and seems to last for a while
    Very tall.

    Neutral notes: Grind is rather uneven, slightly convex on one side and concave on the other. Personally I like this because of food release properties, but some might not enjoy it.
    Large "belly" in the edge profile, as seen in video. Can be sharpened away if desired
    Weight was more than I expected, as only being marginally more than a similar Takeda. I was expecting a pretty lightweight knife and this is definitely on the heavy side. Somehow I don't mind it and it feels really amazing in hand.

    Cons: Fit and finish leaves a bit to be desired. Yes it's a rustic finish, but it still had a few notes that are worth pointing out. The handle was very dry. I used the CKTG beeswax on it twice before use, and recommend the same to anyone else. I also recommend putting some of said wax where the knife meets the handle, as this is not stainless in this location. The handle became far darker in color, and more protected. I also used some lemon oil to remove the sticker and this did not stain the wood.

    OOTB sharpness was like a 4/10. Definitely the most dull knife I've purchased from here.

    All in all, this knife is extremely fun to use, very versatile, and very aesthetic if you like a rustic look. This knife is great for enthusiasts or people that want a minor project knife, as I spent about 1-2 hours getting it up to par before use. This was totally ok with me, but for someone without a sharpening setup or the means to remove stickers or prepare a handle, this would be a major drawback.

    9/10 would recommend

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