BOLO Japanese Nakiri 2” width
Posted 07 September 2012 - 11:14 AM
Several members have the Inazuma 160 mm Nakiri (the 2 Chris’ et. Al.), and I’ve almost gotten it several times. I decided to take the plunge and it’s out of stock. Lucky me:
1) I don’t really need another knife. 2) I have several Globals, lots of Granton (UK) etc. 3) With the Edge-Pro system they all work very well for me (there is a new 400 grit stone BTW - mighty fine one too!)
I have a large hand and took ChrisA’s discussion to heart: As I recall he found a Nakiri with a wider width in Japan, at a different price point. The Inazuma ‘width’ is 45 mm, about 1.73 “. The Global G-5:
is ‘Nakiri-like’ and measures 2” by 7” which is the ideal size for me in an Inazuma ‘quality’ and price range, should it exist. It probably does not as I’m guessing the average Japanese hand is smaller than mine.
So ... BOLO Japanese Nakiri ‘ 2” ‘ width, Inazuma style. Many thanks!
Posted 07 September 2012 - 05:13 PM
I've got a couple of cheap nakiris. For vegetables, I find them much handier than my chef knives. I'm clumsy w. a cleaver, and the nakris are small enough that I have good control, while the blade is broad enough to help scooping up the chopped stuff. You may not need one, but I think you might find a benefit from one.
The Global you linked to is just slightly larger than average. As far as i can tell, the blade and handle proportions are the same as slightly smaller knives. Assuming the balance is good, I'd suppose the slightly wider blade would be even better than average for scooping up the cuttings.
The Amazon listing shows a weight of more than 10 ozs, but other listing indicate under 7 ozs. I suppose the Amazon weight includes a box. So, the weight appears to be good, nice and light.
And so I'll stop now, having helpfully not tried to convince you that, no, you really don't need another knife.
Posted 08 September 2012 - 03:54 AM
Posted 09 September 2012 - 09:40 AM