I'm in the market for a Nakiri knife, and I was hoping some of the helpful people here could make a recommendation (or two).
I already have a decent collection of knives, so I'm not trying to fill a need. This is definitely a want. A second opinion from people who share my "passion" (obsession?) for knives always helps...
My initial research has helped to narrow my preferences, which are;
- I dont want a western handle. Straight timber, traditional Japanese looks good to me
- I dont want a light coloured wooden handle - I prefer the darker handles
- I would like the Nakiri blade edge to be straight or relatively straight (some have quite a curve)
- I'm not too fussed on the (Japanese) steel involved, provided it's of good quality. I havent owned a carbon knife, but I'm not ruling it out
- If there's a blade length choice, I would prefer a longer blade (I tend to use 8 - 10 inch knives, and I've seen that Nakiri style blades tend to be smaller)
- Budget is open (but not crazy)
So far I've been looking at https://japanesechefsknife.com/
as well as general online kitchenware stores (who tend to carry the main brands, like Shun)