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6.5" Nakiri.

I don't know how I've lived without this knife for so long. Perfect weight, perfect balance, not too big/small, razor sharp. It slices, dices, and minces perfectly, and it's pretty easy on the eyes.



It came just in time to whip up a batch of guac.



If you've got some extra scratch, I highly recommend it.


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Do you have a Santoku? I have a Shun hollow grind Santoku that I love but have been thinking about the nigiri a lot.

You have a great knife!


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Nice! I have chef / deba that I like.

The problem w/ these knives is that they come so sharp that when finally have to sharpen them, I'll probably just make it even worse.




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Beautiful knife!!!!

How was the guac?


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Originally posted by Loswsmith:
Do you have a Santoku?

I have a hollow ground Henckels that I've never been a big fan of. I was kind of excited to get it because I was hoping the side pits (whatever they're called) would help prevent sticking but they don't (at least not on that knife). As well, it just doesn't feel right in my hand. The Shun though, feels perfect. It was a bit spendy, but well worth it IMO.

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How was the guac?

Quite tasty! Didn't last long. Wink


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The problem w/ these knives is that they come so sharp that when finally have to sharpen them, I'll probably just make it even worse.

If I understand correctly, they have free (plus shipping of course) lifetime sharpening. I'll probably give it a go myself too though.


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High-end Shuns often use a stainless steel cladded blade, with a super steel core (usually Japanese blue steel).

The cores are often very hard and chippy. They can hold a very fine edge with a thin angle like 14°.

This is amazing knife steel; you can re-sharpen easily with something like a worksharp or if patient, waterstones.

Congratulations on such a nice knife!





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It's VG-Max. I'm not fluent in knife steel, so I'm not too sure on the qualities/characteristics of that steel.


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Looks like VGMax replaced VG10 in some knives some years ago. Blame the Chinese!






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