I love my TF maboroshi nakiri, W#1 core, stainless cladding, hammered finish, love it.Real veggie destroyer.
Takeda nakiri also have very good reviews, as core,great grind, rustic looking, little different profile
I have problem with removing lacquer finish from my Tadafusa KU 165 santoku. I've tried with acetone and lacquer thinner wiping the coating for almost 25 min but no results.
Looks like only technique that works is scratching with sharp object, but i don't wont to damage the blade or KU...