Moritaka knives are made with Aogami Super Steel and come with a Kurouchi finish which adds great aesthetic appeal. They come with an attractive octagonal yew handle. We at Chefknivestogo highly recommend these knives and are proud to offer them as the only US distributor that we know of.
Moritaka Cutlery was founded in 1293 (during the Kamakura Period) by Kongouhyoueminamotono Moritaka, who was the head swordsmith for the Buddhist priests at Mt. Houman in Dazaifu, Fukuoka. His descendants then inherited his business and followed his footsteps in the same city for 13 generations.
Weight 5.2 ounces
Blade Length: 165 mm
Thickness at Heel: 3 mm
Blade Height: 49 mm
Each one is hand cut and finished so each one is slightly different from the next.
Please note: Moritaka takes a tiny bit off the front tip so you don't dig the knife into the board or inadvertently tip the knife when chopping. This is intentional. We have had a couple customers think that their new knife is tipped when it's not.
Like all Moritakas the Nakiri is a great buy for an exceptional knife. Light,well balanced,and razor sharp out of the box. Holds its edge exceptionally well. If you are looking for an outstanding Nakiri look no farther.
oh god i’m in love.
This is my first knife from CKTG. I decided on the Moritaka after talking with Mark and others on the CKTG Forum. Excellent place to go for any questions you may have. I had excellent sales and service from Mark and CKTG. Knife arrived quickly and well packaged. F&F were very good. Very Sharp OOB. I have cut a lot of trinity with this knife and it cuts silky smooth. Overall very happy with this purchase. I will be buying more knives and accessories from Mark and CKTG!
By: Jarome A.
I’ve had this Nakiri for a good two weeks and have put it through its paces. Light,nimble. Super sharp OTB and has kept its edge quite nicely. Highly recommend Moritaka and Chef Knives to Go. Outstanding customer service! Thanks!
feels great in hand. has excellent edge retention,nice edge out of the box,easy to sharpen. great veg knife. keep it dry!