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Tojiro Shirogami Nakiri 165mm
Tojiro Shirogami Nakiri 165mm Tojiro Shirogami Nakiri 165mmTojiro Shirogami Nakiri 165mm
Tojiro Shirogami Nakiri 165mm Tojiro Shirogami Nakiri 165mmTojiro Shirogami Nakiri 165mm

Tojiro Shirogami Nakiri 165mm

Item #: F-699
Our Price: $49.95
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This 165mm Tojiro Nakiri in White #2 (Shirogami) steel is the perfect knife for those wanting to get their first carbon or Japanese knife. The flat profile of this versatile vegetable knife makes for excellent push or pull chopping. This blade is an all-carbon steel that takes a great edge, though the hardness rating of this knife means that it can chip if used on overly hard objects. The core Shirogami carbon steel is enveloped by a carbon cladding. The cladding is finished with a kurouchi effect - the dark finish seen in the product photo - which gives this knife a rustic look of a traditional Japanese tool.

Since the entire knife is made from reactive steel, you should expect the knife to change colors, and eventually to form a beautiful patina. The reactivity of this nakiri means that it should also be kept dry to avoid rusting - accomplished with a thorough wipe with a terry cloth and paper towel, and sometimes coating the blade with Camelia oil between meal prep. This is one of the thicker nakiri knives available, quite thick at the spine and tapering to about 1.5 mm at the halfway point. As with the entire Tojiro Shirogami line, the handle of this knife is a D-shaped Ho wood handle and black plastic ferrule. If you are looking to try a carbon reactive knife or first nakiri, this is an excellent knife for the price.

  • Weight: 4.6 ounces
  • Blade Length: 160 mm (6.5")
  • Overall Length: 305 mm (12")
  • Thickness at Heel: 3.7 mm
  • Blade Height: 52.3 mm

    Please note we can only ship Tojiro knives in the USA.

  • Customer Reviews
    Average rating is 4.6
    5.0
    By:  DC
    Central CA
    If your looking for an entry level Japanese knife to play around with,this is a good one. Takes a good edge and works the line fairly well for this level of knife. I would buy one again.
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    5.0
    By:  c9
    Its a bit thick at the spine over the heel,but quickly tapers to around 1.5mm from the halfway point on,making it one of the thicker nakiri out there. The edge was pretty good out of the box,and it was the most thin behind the edge compared to any other sub-$100 knife I’ve tried,and thinner behind the edge than many other expensive knives. Performs well and sharpens up well. Great knife for the price if you want to try out a carbon knife or a nakiri.
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    5.0
    By:  will trover
    fort lauerdale
    Great knife... first nikri I have own... the blade is super thin and holds an edge very well. Would buy again. Thanks
    0.3
    5.0
    By:  WA
    SF CA
    The gateway knife to high end Japanese cutlery and Japanese knives in general. Thin hard steel that rusts easily. Needed some sharpening after one week of use. Easy touch up with Chosera 5 and 10K stones restored razor edge. Wusthof now sadly lies in drawer unused.
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    4.0
    By:  U M
    Ontario,Canada
    The knife is light and super sharp right out of the box. I bought the santoku knife from the same series which I prefer over this nakiri mainly because it has a pointed tip which I find helps cutting into onions and so on. One disadvantage this knife has is that it rusts very quickly and I have to clean and dry it right away after usage. However the cutting performance of this knife is fantastic.
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    4.0
    By:  Jason
    Oxford,ms
    Great little all purpose knife,I use it for everything. Excellent value,at 40 bucks,its all you can hope for. the soft iron will rust easily however if you dont keep it clean and dry.
    0.3
    5.0
    By:  Brian K
    Orange County,CA
    I’m a huge fan of Tojiro. They’re an awesome bang for the buck,especially for a working college student. Saw this for $40,I couldn’t pass it up. Screaming deal! For the price,I couldn’t have gotten a better knife. Warning,it will rust/discolor if not wiped down and dried after use. So far after working two nights on the line and a few days in class,it’s held up great! Highly recommend this knife!
    0.3
    5.0
    By:  Brian K
    Orange County,CA
    Super fun knife. Great feel,very sharp,and easy to re-sharpen. You have to be careful though,carbon steel will rust in a matter of minutes. As long as you have that under control,BUY THIS KNIFE!
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    4.0
    By:  Tom Gray
    Seagrove,NC
    I bought one of these,3rd. hand,and there’s seldom a day when I don’t use it.
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    4.0
    By:  Justin
    Easton MD
    The steel of this knife is great. Takes a great edge. Not great out of the box,but not too much work to improve. The wood handle is fine except the finish is awful. Rough. Rough. Rough. I solved this with 4 grits of sandpaper from 100 up to 600. No tools. Just cover the ferrule with tape and rub on the sandpaper laying on a flat surface. Wet the handle a couple of times to raise the grain,let it dry and sand a bit more. I evened the wood down to the ferrule and had a nice smooth D shape. Final sand was a wet sand using mineral spirits as the fluid. Finished it up with a few coats of Watco Buthcher’s block oil. Now it is a $40 knife that can’t be beaten. Regards.
    0.3
    5.0
    By:  L. Tomlin
    Huntsville,AL
    Home cook and knife lover here. This is my first nakiri and the steel seems comparable to 1095 carbon or CV steel. Takes a great edge using waterstones,oil stones,or Sharpmaker rods when used flat. Out of the box edge was decent but if you know your way around stones and strops,the edge can easily be taken to the next level. I have mine at the hair popping and push cut on paper stage after some light stropping with Hand America diamond slurry. I have little doubt that with some more work,I can achieve hair whittling performance. After cutting some onions and forcing a patina with mustard and water,this knife is ready for some serious use. Outstanding value and lightning fast shipping.
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    4.0
    By:  bombsquad1
    harwich ma
    this thing out the box is super sharp,and fits nice in your hand,just keep it clean and dry
    0.3
    5.0
    By:  Dave S
    Calgary Canada
    This Knife is the "Ducks Nuts" (Awesome). The best Vegie knife Ive used. Holds it’s edge really well and at a bargain price...
    0.3
    4.0
    By:  Nick Fruin
    Star,NC
    Really nice knife,very sharp,stays sharp. At just under $50 I can’t imagine what a more expensive higher quality Knife can do.
    0.3
    5.0
    By:  Chase E
    Houston,Tx
    What can be said about this knife that hasn’t already been written? Great quality considering the cost...this knife holds an edge. And excellent customer service. With this being my first knife purchased through this site,looking forward to ordering many more.
    0.3
    4.0
    By:  michael mills
    sonora california
    Very good price and very sharp blade. I expect to be able to keep this knife very sharp with minimal effort. Handel fit to ferrule slightly off,but that what is what sandpaper is for. I am glad I made this purchase
    0.3
    5.0
    By:  Chris L.
    Charlotte,NC
    Great knife for the $$. Not incredibly sharp out of the box,but easily remedied by a short session on some stones. Holds an edge pretty well and is magic on vegetables. Looks pretty cool too. It’s got me interested in one of the same but maybe a gyuto. Definitely worth it,especially for the price.
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    1.0
    By:  Ian
    Grand Rapids,MI
    Was a great feeling/looking knife. I got abot a 5mm deep chip on the front of the blade the very first time i used it... I may have had an imperfection in my blade,but I have never seen a knife so fragile. It literally chipped cutting zucchini... Hi Ian,CKTG will replace this knife since it’s a factory defect. Just send it back and I’ll replace it for free.
    0.3
    5.0
    By:  Markos Lissanu
    Toronto,Canada
    This knife is amazing. Toke this bad boy to work and abused it. After two weeks put it one a 4k then leather strop and it’s even more amazing then when I got it. Great buy
    0.3
    5.0
    By:  Markos Lissanu
    Toronto,Canada
    This knife is amazing. Took this bad boy to work and abused it. After two weeks put it one a 4k then leather strop and itís even more amazing then when I got it. Great buy
    0.3
    5.0
    By:  Benjamin Jacoby
    Saint Paul,MN
    Gave as a gift. Great feed back. Excellent service again. Fav knife shop!
    0.3
    5.0
    By:  silverwolf72
    lake forest,CA
    This was my first Japanese knife and I’m new to higher level knifes in general. First time sharpening a knife and using a King 1000 stone and a leather belt I was able to get this sharp enough to to shave to hair off my arm and push cut threw a piece of paper. Really liking this knife so far!
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    5.0
    By:  Wilbur
    Spring City,TN
    Thought I would test the Japanese knife waters with the Tojiro Nakiri and 120mm petty. Very impressed with how sharp these knives can get and the difference a sharp knife can make. Iím currently researching for a couple of knives with a skosh better handles but donít know why as these are extremely functional.



    CKTG is tops in my mind on so many levels
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    5.0
    By:  ben
    kcmo
    bought this knife on a whim as it was so cheap. worth every penny and probably twice as much. I use it pretty much every day. My german chef knife is now the loaner/shop knife. For the price it really cant be beat. the finish came off kinda quickly but I just keep it dry and don’t have problems.
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    5.0
    By:  joe
    germany
    I love this kife!



    The handle has a somewhot rough finish and it will be happy about some sandpaper an some oil for the wooden handle,so it won’t suck up liquids as easlily as before.

    best product for that price!

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    5.0
    By:  Joe
    LA
    I love this knife!



    Its blade takes an edge easily. The handle needed some work with sandpaper and some oil but then you’ve got a very nice kife for a very reasonable price.



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    5.0
    By:  David Roldan
    Plano,TX
    I must thank you for an excellent service and your commitment to sell and care of awesome knives. This Nakiri is great at an extremely decent price. Being a professional chef sometimes we take for granted the craftsmanship of the knives we use. I have always had a passion for Japanese blades and Tojiro brand is a great knife at an awesome value. This knives has good weight,handle fits perfect on hand,very decent edge out of the box. Definitely a work horse for vegetables and chopping. The finish is great but do have to be careful as it will stain quickly. Overall great working knife with a potential to be unique if taken care of.
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    5.0
    By:  Chef Vince
    Denver,CO.
    I loved this knife the moment I got it. Push test was a joke,and it flys through anything I throw at it. Definitely have to keep it dry,rusts under 5 min,and I live in the mile high. Great knife all around.
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    4.0
    By:  chris
    arlington heights,IL
    I just got my tojiro in the mail and it is scary sharp and light; but I got the saya with it and its cracked a bit on top; nothing major,this is why I give it 4 stars but knife preformes very well
    0.3
    4.0
    By:  Darnell Bungy
    Akron,Ohio
    0.3
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