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Peco

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

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Pensacola Tiger

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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.


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

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Peco

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Rick,

Which ones are you using - brand?

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Pensacola Tiger

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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).

Rick,

Which ones are you using - brand?

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tk59

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