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Richmond Artifex Nakiri 170mm
Richmond Artifex Nakiri 170mm Richmond Artifex Nakiri 170mmRichmond Artifex Nakiri 170mm
Richmond Artifex Nakiri 170mm Richmond Artifex Nakiri 170mmRichmond Artifex Nakiri 170mm

Richmond Artifex Nakiri 170mm

Item #: ArtifexNakiri

Average Customer Rating:
(4.5 out of 5 based on 6 reviews)

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Our Price: $69.95
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The Nakiri knife is a champion vegetable chopper, slicer and mincer. More slender than a cleaver, the Nakiriís rectangular blade with super-sharp straight edge, easily preps everything from summer tomatoes to winter squashes. That flat edge contacts the cutting board over the entire length of the blade and thus helps to alleviate the dreaded accordion cut. (pieces of produce joined together in a long accordion like strip)

Our Richmond Artifex Nakiri is of average length at 170mm and has a nice thin convex grind with a double (symmetrical) edge which is set at 15 degrees. It has a distal taper towards the tip which enhances its nimble, multi purpose attributes. The construction is mono steel using the popular AEB-L alloy, hardened to HRC 60.5-61. AEB-L is a very strong steel with great stain resistance and edge holding properties. Itís a nice steel to sharpen too.

The Richmond Artifex Nakiri has a nice sized handle made of black linen micarta with a classic 2 rivet design. It is rather like a hybrid of a western full tang and Japanese Wa shape design. The handle is very stable and is built to give you years of worry free use. Finally, this knife is made right here in the United States with our partner Lamson And Goodnow.

  • Steel: AEB-L (13C26)
  • Hardness: HRC 60.5-61
  • Grind: Convex
  • Edge: V at 15 Degrees
  • Taper: Distal
  • Style: Yo Gyuto/Western Chef
  • Handle: Black Linen Micarta
  • Thickness at Heel: 2.4 mm
  • Weight 6.8 ounces
  • Blade Height 46.8 mm
  • Made in the USA with our partner Lamson & Goodnow
  • Customer Reviews

    Product Reviews

    4  Better than staff knives, November 25, 2016
    Posted By: W Callender - verified customer

    Gave this Nakuru to my ass. Mgrs. As a starter knife so they could get their knife kits together, both loved it so much they purchased matching santokus, great knife at this price point no flash of Damascus but I will put it up against old German steel any day.

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    5  great knife and steel , September 29, 2016
    Posted By: kendall

    I loved this knife so much I bought 2. One for work and one for home.

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    5  Fits me perfectly. , September 25, 2016
    Posted By: Christopher Kueffner

    I love these micarta handles, and this steel and I get along very well together. Sharp out of the box, but not such a delicate princess like VG-10. The weight and balance of this knife are just right for me.

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    5  amazingly sharp, August 20, 2016
    Posted By: kendall p.

    I bought this knife, deepened the bevel on my shapton stones and loved it so much i bought a second one. The edge is just amazing. I can't say enough good things about it. Just about my favorite Richmond knife

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    4  Product Review, July 29, 2014
    Posted By: Matt - verified customer

    I just got my artifex Nakiri tonight. I got the thinning service done. Not sure if they do extra sharpening included with the thinning service, but the edge is indeed, quite sharp! I bought this as my first Nakiri after realizing I like a flatter edge. Just used it tonight to chop an onion and a carrot. So far so good. So people have said this knife is thick behind the edge. I would not agree with that. While it does not just glide through product like my Kohetsu Gyoto, it is no where near as thick as my Wusthof Chef's knive. I will have to use it some more to give a better assessment, particularly on how well it sharpens, but out of the box, I am pretty happy. It does feel a little heavy, but that could just be that my Blue #2 Kohetsu is so light. Again, not as heavy as the Wusthof, but not a light weight either. Cool knife, and for the money, I can't imagine you would find a better value.

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    5  Product Review, April 30, 2014
    Posted By: David - verified customer

    Fantastic blade: Sharp, not to light, not too heavy. The shape is fantastic for those with bigger hands to chop.

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