This unique Tall Nakiri is a special order knife from Moritaka. It is a compromise between the large Chinese cleaver and a Nakiri, but much more affordable than an AS cleaver.
It’s hard to beat Moritaka for their Price/Heat Treat ration. To date I have not found a better value on knives still traditionally forged and made of stock materials. Moritakas’ smiths controlling the forge process allows for minimal carbon migration from the core steel to the iron cladding. This is noticeable when cutting or sharpening the knife. The blacksmiths say they put their soul in each knife, and one has to experience the knife to appreciate its meaning.
Maker: Moritaka Hamono
Hammer Forged, San Mai
Soft Iron Cladding
Octogonal Walnut handle