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    Nakiri questions

    Which lenght do you prefer?
    Can a Nakiri get to long - so a cleaver would be a better option?

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    I've used both 16.5 and 18 cm nakiris, and prefer the 18 cm.

    Cleavers are an entirely different knife and techinique and aren't remotely comparable.


    Quote Originally Posted by Peco View Post
    Which lenght do you prefer?
    Can a Nakiri get to long - so a cleaver would be a better option?

    Thanks
    “I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.”

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    Rick,

    Which ones are you using - brand?

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    I had both a Tojiro and a Tosagata (sold them - 16.5 cm was too short) and currently have a Butch Harner 'laser' and a Watanabe Pro (both 18 cm).

    Quote Originally Posted by Peco View Post
    Rick,

    Which ones are you using - brand?

    Thanks
    “I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pensacola Tiger View Post
    I had both a Tojiro and a Tosagata (sold them - 16.5 cm was too short) and currently have a Butch Harner 'laser' and a Watanabe Pro (both 18 cm).
    Great knifes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pensacola Tiger View Post
    I've used both 16.5 and 18 cm nakiris, and prefer the 18 cm.

    Cleavers are an entirely different knife and techinique and aren't remotely comparable.
    +1. I haven't found a 180 I love. I would ideally go for a Yoshihiro SKD with a little more length.

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    I use a Carter KU 180 nakiri, so tickled with it that I have yet to settle on another one. But there are a few I'd like to get ahold of, Takeda (always), Fujiwara, to name a few...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pensacola Tiger View Post
    I've used both 16.5 and 18 cm nakiris, and prefer the 18 cm.
    +1, I prefer the longer ones.

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    I find both the 165 and 180 feel good. If I want longer for whatever reason, I'll pick up a gyuto or cleaver.
    Len

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    Quote Originally Posted by echerub View Post
    I find the 165 and 180 feel(s) good. If I want longer for whatever reason, I'll pick up a gyuto or cleaver.
    ^^^^
    This for me.

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