About the shape - Under utilized in the western kitchen, the nakiri’s flat blade is meant for the push/pull chopping of vegetables. Since the entire flat edge of the knife ktouches the cutting board at once, you wont be turning the vegetable into an 'accordion', still connected like a paper doll after you've cut them. The added weight of the blade allow it to fall through food more easily while you chop, so the knife does more of the work for you! Masakage nakiris are made taller than the average nakiri so they last longer and work better for folks with large hands.
About Masakage Shimo - Dubbed Shimo (frost), these 'cool' blades are said to resemble frost on a window. To achieve this, look the blacksmith uses a hammer with a raised ‘X’ on the face, paired with the sexy look oftheir hand manipulated Damascus finish.Combined with the white (magnolia) and black (pakka wood) octagon handle, this knife is visually striking with a superb forward balance.
Shirogami (white) carbon is pretty darn great- super easy to sharpen, takes a brilliantly sharp edge, and patinas beautifully. Since the blade is not stainless it requires a lot more care, and is ideal for someone who seriously cares for their tools.
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4 star rating
Great knife, needs a lot of attention and care though
Review by Dylan G. on 23 Aug 2019review stating Great knife, needs a lot of attention and care though
If you don't mind staying on top of maintenance this thing is amazing. Its as sharp as they come and very well balanced. I love the super reactive cladding but if you aren't up for the care I might think about the yuki line. My only gripe is that the handle could be better finished. That said, 10/10 would buy again if anything happened to this one. I love it so much i just ordered a sujihiki from the same line.
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Review by Colin T. on 19 Feb 2019review stating Great knife!
After several weeks of use the knife is performing great. Rumours of how hard the Shimo line is to care for are pretty overblown. A quick wipe is all that's been necessary, and a lovely patina started to form within days of use. I did decide to treat the mahogany handle with tung oil, mostly for durability and aesthetics, but that was also really easy. Also, purchasing experience at Knifewear was great. I can't wait to add another blade like this to my collection.
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5 star rating
Review by Mauricio V. on 19 Feb 2020review stating Excellent service!!!
This is my second time buying knives from this establishment and they do not disappoint with their customer care. I ordered my knife and i got it shipped and delivered within two days to Miami, FL. The knife itself is beautiful and very sharp as well as easy to sharp knife. Now it does need a lot of maintenance and caring for. It will rust if you do not keep it clean after using. It does have a nice patina that forms but since I love knives and take care of mines I don’t have an issue with this type of knifes
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Q: I own a lot of reactive knives and they are annoying to maintain when I'm working line. I'm just wondering how difficult is it to maintain the blade and keep away from rusting. Thank you
A: Hey there, good question! This is actually one of, if not the most reactive knives we sell, as it is clad in carbon steel, instead of stainless! I would avoid it if that is something you don't want to deal with!
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