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Masakage Shimo Nakiri 165mm
Masakage Shimo Nakiri 165mm
Masakage Shimo Nakiri 165mm

Masakage Shimo Nakiri 165mm

Item #: Shimo Nakiri
Our Price: $194.00
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Masakage’s Shimo series is the handiwork of Yu Kurosaki, one of the more prodigious young bladesmiths represented on our site. Working out of Takefu Village, Kurosaki has gained a reputation for crafting knives that are great all-around performers, exhibiting wonderfully convex geometrics through the middle of the blade, exceptionally thin grinds behind the edge and world class treatments of his chosen steels. In the case of the Shimo, Shirogami #2 is deployed as the knives’ core steel. The rendering of this popular alloy is outstanding. It begs for high levels of refinement, is easy to sharpen, can handle acute bevels and exhibits excellent retention. The Damascus cladding on the knife gives the line its moniker. Shimo, meaning “frost,” is evinced through the unique hammer patterns and finish meant to mimic the ice patterns that form on windows during the winter. The handle on the knife is traditional Magnolia wood with a tough Pakka wood ferrule. Like the blade, these unstabilized handles require care in maintaining.

The Masakage Shimo Nakiri is rendered in 165mm format, by far the most popular length for nakiris. The character of this line is particularly well suited to a nakiri. The flat edge profile, multi-purpose grind, and great treatment of W#2 make the Shimo particularly well suited to veggie prep work. That said, these knives are very reactive and require diligent care. Indeed, we recommend forming a patina on the blade before using it in a professional environment or when prepping more acidic foods.

  • Weight: 5.0 ounces
  • Blade Length: 165 mm (6.5")
  • Overall Length: 320 mm (12.5")
  • Thickness at Heel: 3.3 mm
  • Blade Height: 59.3 mm

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