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    Really interested by the shape of the Zakuri and think I'll give that a try. Thanks for the suggestions!

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    I'm a little late but I thought I'd contribute anyway. The Zakuri is a much more rustic, beastly feeling knife. The Kochis are sturdy but feel less beastly in my hands. They are nicer finished though and super thin where it counts. Either one will do nicely but I might lean toward the Kochi. I'd say the Kochi is tougher, not that either is particularly chippy. If you're not really gentle or skilled, the zakuri might be a better choice.

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    What advantage does the flat spot near the heel do for the Kochi? Thanks!

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    Flatter profiled areas allow for less or no rocking as a push-cut is made. As far as slicing is concerned, I don't notice an advantage or disadvantage to a flat area.

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    Interesting, thank you. All things to consider!

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    Sure thing. Good luck! For what it's worth, both knives are excellent.

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    Just to complicate things, more curve and a higher tip create more edge length, for slicing motions. The difference will be one or two millimeters on a small blade, so it's basically negligible. But, it's there.
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    I'm a J knife newb so I'm still discovering what I like. Man this gets addicting real fast.

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    @Lefty: That's true but I've never picked up a knife, slicer or otherwise and thought, "Gee, if it only had a little more curve, I could slice through this roast (or other object)."

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    Quote Originally Posted by brianh View Post
    I'm a J knife newb so I'm still discovering what I like. Man this gets addicting real fast.
    ...And expensive. Once you get a couple of nice knives, it would be wise to log off and never come back before it's too late.

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