Kamo R2 Nakiri 170mm
Kamo R2 Nakiri 170mm
Kamo R2 Nakiri 170mm

Kamo R2 Nakiri 170mm

Item #: KamoNakiri

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Shiro Kamo knives are made by Master Blacksmith Kamo-san from Takefu. Kamo-san has a small crew of only 2 other workmen currently in his shop. It's rare to find blacksmiths that excel with both grinding and forging. When Kamo-san was just 47 years old, he was awarded the "Dento-Kogei-shi" title which means "master of traditional crafts" and is given only to a select few artisans that have a significant contribution to their craft in a particular region.

"Our company has been in business for over 50 years, and we would like to deliver excellent products and we are willing to create knives that you would have emotional attachment. Knife industry is aging. I am the youngest business owner. I would like to be a business owner that would support future development. Additionally, I would like to create new skills and preserve traditional skills, and at the same time, I would like to hand on those skills to the next generation. Currently, we are producing special knives, such as soba-cutting, paper-cutting, fish-filleting, or any other knives for special purpose that provide easiness of use. We use different materials and change shapes for different usage. In the future, I would like to expand our business and I would like to make knives that anybody can recognize who made them."

  • Steel: R-2 Powdered Stainless
  • HRC: 62-63
  • Weight: 4.8 ounces
  • Blade Length: 170 mm (6.75")
  • Overall Length: 310 mm (12.25")
  • Thickness at Heel: 3.2 mm
  • Blade Height: 51.1 mm

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    4  Good Quality THIN Nakiri, December 26, 2014
    Posted By: Jacob

    This nakiri knfe is very good as far as performance and fit and finish. The only problem is that the edge on the knife I got is slightly bent. The edge profile is almost all flat and has a slight curve near the choil area so that it doesn't get stuck in the board during use. This knife gets extremely thin very fast and goes from 3.1mm thick by the handle to 1.5mm about 5cm from the handle and 1.1mm at the tip. The edge is convex ground, but is super thin toward the edge for a nice performance style nakiri. The damascus clad finish is smooth, almost like a slick matte finish and looks great with the acid etched patterns brought out.

    The choil is smooth but not highly polished, and the spine has sharp corners, but that is easily fixed by some fine sandpaper. The handle is well done and is burned in with putty sealed tang area. Since the tang is much thicker, it should not be as easily susceptible to rusting through from long-term use.

    Final verdict: If you're looking for a high hardness semi-stainless steel performance nakiri, try this one.


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