Tadafusa Aogami Nashiji Nakiri 150mm
As with the other Tadafusa, Aogami 2, Nashiji finished kitchen knives the 150 mm Nakiri (Vegetable) hand-made Japanese Kitchen knife stands out with its quality and its finish. The way the Walnut handle blends with the Integral bolster and the Nashiji (Pear skin) finish down to the grind pattern on the blade of the knife is a true example of the blacksmith’s skill.
The Nakiri is a heavier knife than the others in the set for its size. It has a good solid feel in your hand which gives you the confidence you need when prepping some of the harder veggies, like carrots, sweet potatoes, and pumpkin. I trialed this knife prepping the veggies for my Asian style stir fry veggies.
From dicing the garlic, ginger, and chilies, slicing the red onions, Julienning the carrots, slicing the eggplant, and shredding the Cabbage and Asian vegies the Nakiri performed very well. At 150mm it is one of the shorter Nakiri's, however, the size proved to be perfect for the jobs I gave it.
If you want a very high-quality handmade kitchen knife from Japan look no further as this Nakiri will do all the Veggie prep you need as well as numerous other food prep jobs in the kitchen.