This is my first nakiri. It is awesome. It has some heft to it, feels substantial, very well balanced, very sharp, and mows through lettuce and stacks of celery like no other blade I own. Beautiful hammered pattern and damascus look. The logo symbols on the blade feel like they were screen printed on with black powder coat of some sort. I'm no expert, but you can feel it when you run your fingers over it, I hope it doesn't chip off some day. Fit and finish are very nice, and I'm very satisfied with this purchase.