Ok, after much curiosity, I finally broke down and bought a Takeda Nakiri. Nice knife and the fit and finish on my specimen is good. Cutting potatoes and carrots and mincing herbs are a breeze. Onions on the other hand, not so much. Kinfe seems to wedge when cutting parallel to the root and horizontally through the onion. The knife came very sharp out of the box but is this something that can be corrected? Seeking wisdom from the group. Thanks in advance.