Makoto AS Nakiri

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Re: Makoto AS Nakiri

Post by wphill » Sat Jul 21, 2018 3:53 am

"if I need 2 hands to guide the blade 😳.... I think it’s safe to say it’s not going to be the knife for me"

Ouch! But true.
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Re: Makoto AS Nakiri

Post by Nmiller21k » Sun Jul 22, 2018 2:42 pm

Has this filled up yet?

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Re: Makoto AS Nakiri

Post by MisoSatisfried » Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:15 pm

I just spent the last 30+ minutes typing out my thoughts, to have the site fail while posting it. :cry:

First, it's probably half way to Keith right now as it was mailed yesterday.

The rest... may come again later, ha.

Summary, I was extremely excited for this one, but I'm a little disappointed with it after very little use due to an injury. I thought it would be the one to replace my Yuki, but it's not... especially at it's price point.

The good, I love this size of a nakiri.
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Re: Makoto AS Nakiri

Post by keithmarder » Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:14 am

The knives have made it to me in good order

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Re: Makoto AS Nakiri

Post by keithmarder » Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:46 pm

My time with these knives is coming to a close.

Here are my thoughts.

I actually thought I would like the tall Nakiri more than I did. I had always thought the taller the better (and this looked knife like my Yuki's father), but I found it slowed me down some and the extra height didn't give me much, except for scooping. It was as big as my bench scraper. What I did like was that it cut very well, was good and sharp and had some good heft when needed. Crushing garlic was a blast. What drove me nuts was the food release. It was like a vegetable magnet. I am glad I tried this knife as I learn more and know that I am a guy who prefers a lighter, more nimble knife.

Which brings me to...

I really liked the 240 Harukaze AS.

This knife was a blast. It was light an sharp and everything you could want. The handle was nice and it is a looker. The work done on it was worth it. My only negatives is a few times I could have used a little more board clearance and I like a more rustic look, but that is purely a personal preference.

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jbart65
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Re: Makoto AS Nakiri

Post by jbart65 » Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:48 pm

Knives in my possession. Edges in good shape. Wasn’t expecting the Harukaze to be lighter than my Shibata!
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Bob Z
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Re: Makoto AS Nakiri

Post by Bob Z » Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:47 pm

Been over a month since last post from Jbart on 8/22. Nobody incl jbart has any comments?

CacahuateSommelier
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Re: Makoto AS Nakiri

Post by CacahuateSommelier » Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:55 pm

Ibarra had it last and he has sent it to Lepus last week..... no other info on my end.... I believe you are after Lepus

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Re: Makoto AS Nakiri

Post by CacahuateSommelier » Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:55 pm

Jbart had it last and he sent it to Lepus last week..... no other info on my end.... I believe you are after Lepus, but Ian unsure right now (I’m in the NICU visiting my new daughter)

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Re: Makoto AS Nakiri

Post by Bob Z » Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:17 pm

Not grinding but just seems like there has been minimal comments about your nice pass around. Guess ill just wait. Grats on your new daughter!!!

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jbart65
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Re: Makoto AS Nakiri

Post by jbart65 » Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:23 am

My thoughts will come soon. Been a busy past few weeks!
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Re: Makoto AS Nakiri

Post by gastro gnome » Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:41 pm

Knives have arrived in Chicago

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First impressions: the Makoto feels great in the hand. I like the weight-forwardness of a tall nakiri! It really wants to start chopping things.

The Harukaze is indeed light! Also very mirror shiny!

The edges here seem to be very good. I look forward to playing around in the coming days.

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Re: Makoto AS Nakiri

Post by jacko9 » Sat Oct 06, 2018 1:19 pm

Question about food release, is the food release issue with all tall nakiri's or just this particular one? Is it the Nashiji finish or something else? I want a tall nakiri but I would like it to have good to very good food release (if possible). What's the opinion of you folks that tried this one?

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jbart65
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Re: Makoto AS Nakiri

Post by jbart65 » Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:11 pm

Some thoughts on these knives.

The Harukaze was a stunner. Very thin, nicely ground, acute tip - quite laserish. Just a terrific cutter and one of the best values in knives.

The stock handle and fit and finish exceeded my expectations. Mirror finish looks good too.

Now, it does have a rounded profile that while good for rocking limits its ability as a chopper. If that is your preferred profile, though, it’s a very good thing.

The mirror finish, for its part, does add to stickage of separation. Not the worst separate, but far from the best. All in all, a tremendous performer for the money.

The Makoto tall nakiri is a more specialized offering. I was hoping it would be like a 180 Yuki nakiri, but it is not.

Cuts well up and down, of course. Lot of power behind it and it’s well crafted, too.

Yet it is too tall and too heavy for my taste. I would like it better if it were 5 mm shorter or some such. At its current size I found it less nimble than I would have preferred.
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