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    Does this knife exist?

    5 inch long blade, between 1.5 and 2 inches tall
    Nakiri profile (flat-ish)
    Ending in a low profile point to do intricate work without having to lift the knife to an acute angle
    Stainless cladding for low reactivity

    I am looking for such tool to work on herbs, garlic, spring onions, radishes. Handle style is not important.

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    Tosagata bocho? I have this knife in blue 1 (currently sold out) but this one is AO super is available. Perfect for the tasks suggested. Sorry just caught the stainless cladding part, but the kurouchi assists here and I don't find Zakuri extremely reactive.

    Cheers

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    Excellent shape, thank you for this suggestion. Being a lefty the D shape handle will be a pain but I can probably live with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucretia View Post
    Good suggestion too, I love that shape.

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    Funayuki or wabocho from Murray Carter.

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    I should have mentioned I am in the UK and we get hammered with import taxes...

    Also, dealing with smaller more acidic ingredients I wonder if VG10 would not be better than carbon.

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    Might want to see what Ian has available ... from his Banno Bunka profile - might not be flat enough and on the smaller end of your profile height ...

    http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/sh...0-Banno-Bunkas

    Material/Cladding could be an issue but who knows as he is always doing some pretty cool stuff IMO, certainly worth checking out.

    FWIW I have one, in AEB-L, on order now for exactly the same purpose (also to match a smaller Bo Bunka - his work is beautiful the way & awesome to work with IMO).

    TjA

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    Quote Originally Posted by MontezumaBoy View Post
    Might want to see what Ian has available ... from his Banno Bunka profile - might not be flat enough and on the smaller end of your profile height ...

    http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/sh...0-Banno-Bunkas

    Material/Cladding could be an issue but who knows as he is always doing some pretty cool stuff IMO, certainly worth checking out.

    FWIW I have one, in AEB-L, on order now for exactly the same purpose (also to match a smaller Bo Bunka - his work is beautiful the way & awesome to work with IMO).

    TjA
    Sorry - also a bit longer than desired / you were looking for 5" blade his banno's are more like 6.5" - sorry for that!

    TjA

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    As short as possible is good, otherwise it will tread on my Maboroshi Santoku's toes which is not advisable!

    Both Takeda and Masakage seem to have very nice ko-bunkas and ko-bochos (shaped like tiny Kamagatas?). Equally Moritaka seem to have the right stuff but I have not heard kind things in the recent past...there is always the possibility of a custom T. Fujiwara but I am not convinced he would be interested.

    What do you guys think of Takeda and Moritaka?

    I will check Yu Kurosaki too, he is young but his knives are very well spec'd.

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