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Yoshimitsu Blue #2 Nakiri 165mm
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Yoshimitsu Blue #2 Nakiri 165mm

Item #: YAP-N16U

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(5 out of 5 based on 4 reviews)

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Our Price: $155.00
The Yoshimitsu Company is located in Nagasaki and was established in 1852 as a wheel blacksmith. They originally obtained their steel by using a Tatara and burning iron sand in charcoal for three days and nights. While still employing this method of smelting they also employ more modern steels in the construction of their knives.

The Yoshimitsu Blue #2 Nakiri 165mm is made from a core of Hitachi Blue Paper #2 carbon steel. The nakiri we are featuring here is longer than the advertised length, 173mm, and is about average for knives of this style. It is a very square blade with very little radiusing of the tip. The height of 50mmm is also average for the breed. It is a thin blade however, with a heel thickness of just 1.8mm. This gives the knife a very responsive feel while still having the stiffness associated with most nakiris. Grind is 50/50 for use by left- or right-handed users. It comes with a nice octagonal oak handle.

  • Weight: 5.1 ounces / 146g
  • Blade Length: 165 mm
  • Total Length: 310 mm
  • Spine Thickness at Base: 2 mm
  • Blade Height: 50 mm
  • San Mai Construction
  • Cladding: Stainless Steel
  • Handle: Burnt Oak Octagonal
  • Trust Pictured Handle Not Video Handle

  • Customer Reviews


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      Excellent Nakiri, May 26, 2022
    Posted By: Mike Hansen

    Having recently made the transition from carbon steel knives to SH2/R2 knives, i was surprised to find myself ordering another non-stainless knife. Upon receiving it (very prompt shipping by the way),looked it over and immediately used mustard on the edge of the knife in order to patina it. After sharpening the knife and using it fore a while, I am very pleased with the way it sharpens and holds its edge. Thanks CNTG for another stellar knife.

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      Beautiful in so many ways.
    Posted By: Levi Z

    I did a ton of research on what Nakiri I was going to buy. I decided to go with this one because of the steel. I put it on a couple of stones as soon as I opened it and was cutting into onions and peppers within an hour of the knifes arrival. First off, it sharpens up extremely easily to hair popping sharp. It's performance on the veggies was so enjoyable, I was sad when everything was cut. My roast was a little late to be done because of it. Anyway, if you're contemplating on this knife, pull the trigger. It's worth it! Also the sticker on the handle makes it stand out from others. Thanks CKTG! As always you guys are the best.

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      Just what I like!
    Posted By: Samuel

    I spent a lot of time agonizing over a nakiri purchase before I got this. I wanted somethin thin, flat profile, and relatively easy to maintain. This delivered! As stated in the video review, the factory edge is not great, but I sharpened it up and it has been fantastic! It is truly a pleasure to use. It is one of my go-to knives now, along with my Misen (great flat profile, amazing distal taper, decent enough edge retention), 1904 JA Henckles 10 in chef knife, and a cheap wok shop cleaver. So, this nakiri is by far the most expensive knife I own, and I don't regret a single cent I spent on it.

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    Posted By: Quinn - verified customer

    First and foremost, this website is too good with delivery and service, it honestly raises the bar for all other sites. Unless you need it next day or two days, you get the product in no more than 4 days, it's exceptional. This nakiri is slightly different with not as much roundness as the tip, allowing more precision cutting with it. The steel obviously is excellent but the grinds and finish are also great. For $140 or so this is a wonderful knife.

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