The Murata Western Nakiri is a great way to enter the world of Japanese knives. Made by master blacksmith Takeo Murata, this fine instrument looks and feels like a knife costing far more than the modest price we are selling it for here.
Murata-san constructs his knives using Aogami Blue Paper #1 carbon steel and then completes them with an attractive kurouchi finish. Kurouchi is a black carbonized finish put on knives to protect the steel and provide a barrier on carbon steel knives. Care should still be taken with their maintenance especially with keeping them dry between uses.
Nakiri knives are normally used to cut vegetables with a push up and down cut. But they are versatile enough to be a useful tool for other uses around the kitchen.
The western style handle is made from black pakka wood and secured to the tang with 3 rivets.
Weight: 6.4 ounces
Blade Length: 165 mm
Thickness at Heel: 2.4 mm
Blade Height: 51.2 mm
5Good knife., April 22, 2017
Posted By: Wouter J Rietsema - verified customer
Came with a decent edge but I sharpened it up really fine. Very good balance tonight. Excellent chopper.
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