Recommendation for NAKIRI japanese knife

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I am new here and would like to get your recommendation for a Nakiri japanese knife.
My budget is $200 ish. Let me know which are the best options.
 
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I used to ask the same question when I first started buying knives.

What I have come to realize, however, is that all nakiri over $100 are great. In fact, a lot of the good nakiri's sell for even less than that.

Therefore, just pick whichever one catches your eye the most. Aesthetic, I find, is a deciding factor in expensive knives.
 
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Would you guys share some brands that I should consider as the best for the $200? I was thinking about selecting VG-10 and have it sharpen for more time (I know that it is harder to sharpen, but I am not concerned with that). I like Yoshimi, Tojiro, Sakai. But again I know nothing about this, that's why your guidance is important.
 
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Are you right-handed, and would you consider carbon steel instead of stainless?
I am right handed. I do want a double edge knife. Single edge is not for me. Sure, a high carbon would work. I just want a blade that does not have to be sharpened often, like every time that I use. Let me know some good options.
 
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This is what I've got. It's a beautiful tool in my bag. It's stainless and it's got a wa handle. Inexpensive ($75), easy enough to sharpen (I use an electric CC sharpener.), solid value if you don't have any issues.
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https://www.chefknivestogo.com/toshsa16.html

This is what I had before that last one. I gave this away to make an old man happy. It's a little more than half as much $$ ($40). It's all one(1) steel that sharpens easily. It's got a professional grippy resin handle. It's a worker ... not a show model.
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https://www.chefknivestogo.com/tomvsna16.html
 
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Shameless plug: I have a Konosuke Damascus stainless steel Nakiri in bad need of a sharpening but other than that in beautiful shape I might consider parting with, but Idk how much I'd want, they're relatively rare.
 
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OK ... a bit late here ... but ...

The knife Jedicat94 recommends in post 12 is fantastic for cheap. Sharpens like a razor. It is however ... very reactive. If you're not aware of that behavior and ready for the discipline you'll get rid of it in a month. Other than that ... great knife.
 
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