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Great quality vegetable knife.

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I've never spent this much on a knife and I hand my dinner guests steak knives for their medium rare sirloins. Am I doing this wrong? Also what does the USDA have to do with any of this?
Indicative of how some people buy the lowest quality stuff they can find and swear there's no better.
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Appreciate all the helpful and thoughtful comments! I have the Shun Premier Chef's knife and a Santoku - and I just pulled the trigger on the Nakiri 6.5" to add to my growing collection. They are the best knives I've ever owned and a joy to use. I use a Trizor to sharpen to 15 degrees, but they rarely need it.

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Meh. If I am spending that much on a nakiri, I'm not settling for anything less than SG2 steel.

As to whether VG-Max is better than VG-10, they are virtually the same performance-wise. If you like the feel and balance of the Premier, go for it. But don't be buying thinking the VG-Max is worth the premium over VG-10, because it isn't.
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Appreciate all the helpful and thoughtful comments! I have the Shun Premier Chef's knife and a Santoku - and I just pulled the trigger on the Nakiri 6.5" to add to my growing collection. They are the best knives I've ever owned and a joy to use. I use a Trizor to sharpen to 15 degrees, but they rarely need it.

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If you need a pairing knife this one is 55% off too at WS and seems to be the exact same as the "normal" shun premier paring... https://www.williams-sonoma.com/m...0knife%7C4
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[quote="bjamieson;134720429"]Appreciate all the helpful and thoughtful comments! I have the Shun Premier Chef's knife and a Santoku - and I just pulled the trigger on the Nakiri 6.5" to add to my growing collection. They are the best knives I've ever owned and a joy to use. I use a Trizor to sharpen to 15 degrees, but they rarely need it.

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Use 4XTBLW38C6Y for free shipping for William-Sonoma if you want the 6.5".5
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That's a meh deal Big Grin. Get SG2 [cutleryandmore.com] steel instead from a real brand. Or this [cutleryandmore.com]. Also check out Usuba [cutleryandmore.com].
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Meh. If I am spending that much on a nakiri, I'm not settling for anything less than SG2 steel.

As to whether VG-Max is better than VG-10, they are virtually the same performance-wise. If you like the feel and balance of the Premier, go for it. But don't be buying thinking the VG-Max is worth the premium over VG-10, because it isn't.
yes it is.
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yes it is.
Evidence based on real world perfromance? Even the chairman of Takefu steel company that produces VG-10 and VG-Max has said that there is almost no difference between the two steels.

Of course, it's your money.
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That's a meh deal Big Grin. Get SG2 [cutleryandmore.com] steel instead from a real brand. Or this [cutleryandmore.com]. Also check out Usuba [cutleryandmore.com].
The Usuba of course is single bevel. Righties only.
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Evidence based on real world perfromance? Even the chairman of Takefu steel company that produces VG-10 and VG-Max has said that there is almost no difference between the two steels.

Of course, it's your money.
Yes, real world performance is better. Who is the chairman of Takefu and when did he say that?
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I just use DMT's whestone: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00004WFU7.

Is this good or better substitute for someone who's used a Chinese cleaver their whole life? I'd like to get this for my mom.
My mother also uses a Chinese style vegetable cleaver. I gave her a nakiri. She likes it. It is lighter than her old knife, which is good and bad. It is better for cutting small things and it is easier on the hands. She still reaches for the old knife for larger foods.
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Can these be sharpened properly at home? How? I notice my knives are getting dull and my grinder type sharpener is probably destroying the knives, I suspect.
It is EASY to sharpen knives on a water stone. You can buy inexpensive combo stones that will last many years
Yes, your grinder type sharpener IS destroying your blades. Trash it. At the very least get a wusthof or Henckels "putt through model with CERAMIC wheels. DO NOT USE TUNGSTUN OR DIAMOND on a good blade
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I have had this knife for 3 years and never sharpened it and it is still the sharpest knife in my kitchen. when i first bought it, it could cut through the paper test easily

it is a thing of beauty and is the perfect size.
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Yes, real world performance is better.
You are movng the goal posts. I said the steels are "virtually the same performance-wise." If you disagree, show us a real-world comparison that demonstrates a significant performance advantage for VG-Max over VG-10.

There are many factors in choosing a knife that are FAR more important than the relatively tiny performance difference between VG-Max and VG-10, and if it makes that much of a difference, then one would probably be looking at SG2 rather than VG-Max anyways

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Who is the chairman of Takefu and when did he say that?
Kono. When did he say it? I don't know. Google it. I'm not here to do all the research for someone who throws out a bunch of opinions without providing any rationale or explanation
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