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Kyoshi Shindo Enjin SRK8 Nakiri 165mm
Kyoshi Shindo Enjin SRK8 Nakiri 165mm Kyoshi Shindo Enjin SRK8 Nakiri 165mmKyoshi Shindo Enjin SRK8 Nakiri 165mmKyoshi Shindo Enjin SRK8 Nakiri 165mm
Kyoshi Shindo Enjin SRK8 Nakiri 165mmKyoshi Shindo Enjin SRK8 Nakiri 165mmKyoshi Shindo Enjin SRK8 Nakiri 165mmKyoshi Shindo Enjin SRK8 Nakiri 165mm

Kyoshi Shindo Enjin SRK8 Nakiri 165mm

Item #: EK8-N16U

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Our latest blacksmith find, Kyoshi Shindo, works and resides in Tosa Japan. He's a young blacksmith with a bright future ahead of him.

The first knives in this new line are made with SRK8 steel which is an alloy that boasts some similarities to Hitachi Shirogami #2. In the case of SRK8, chrome and nickel are added for extra toughness and resilience. The steel is heat-treated to HRC 63+. It should, therefore, hold a good edge and be easy to sharpen.

These are really fine knives featuring a well-done kurouchi finish on the upper blade road that fades to a nice matte sand-blasted lower portion. The core SRK8 steel shows really well against this backdrop. A great-looking burnt oak wood handle with an urushi finish perfectly matches the blade.

  • Brand: Enjin
  • Blacksmith: Kyoshi Shindo
  • Location: Kami City, Kochi Prefecture, Japan
  • Construction: San Mai, Hammer Forged
  • Edge Steel: SRK8 Carbon Steel
  • Cladding: Soft Iron
  • Finish: Kurouchi/Sand Blast/Polished
  • Edge Grind: Even
  • HRC: 63 +-
  • Handle: Oak Octagonal Burnt Finish
  • Weight: 5.6 oz (160 g)
  • Edge Length: 165 mm
  • Total Length: 310 mm
  • Spine Thickness at Heel: 4 mm
  • Blade Height at Heel: 56 mm



  • Customer Reviews
    uot;Kevin","datePublished": "March 16, 2022","reviewBody": "Love this nakiri knife. It's really cool that it comes from a small shop and is not mass produced. Additionally it's just a fantastic knife. The knife actually arrived not very sharp so if you're not a knife sharpener might recommend having CKTG to sharpen it. Just a little while on a Shapton 1000 and mine was incredibly sharp. Easy to sharpen and keeps an edge way longer than stainless steel like my Miyabi Vg10. I would guess this SRK8 steel is close to blue #2. The knife will rust if you don't take care of it at all but honestly it can actually take some beating like not washing off for 10 minutes after slicing veg. My knife hasn't gotten any rust in the few months I've owned it and has a very nice patina now. I wasn't sure how reactive it would be since it has chrome and nickel added but was actually happy that it was still reactive but not too reactive if that makes sense - a nice happy medium. The knife is very light especially the handle but it's comfortable and really pretty to look at it. Very nice rustic vibes. Whole heartedly recommend. ","name": "Excellent and Unique Knife","reviewRating": {"@type": "Rating","bestRating": "5","ratingValue": "5","worstRating": "1"}},{"@context": "http://schema.org","@type": "Review","author": "Andrew Justus","datePublished": "November 7, 2021","reviewBody": "I recently purchased the Enjine heartedly recommend.

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    I recently purchased the Enjin SRK8 Nakiri 165mm. It’s a great knife and the craftsmanship is very impressive. However, the blade had a chip in it right out of the box. I like the knife and decided to keep it and just repair the chip myself. Other than the chip, the knife is beautiful and feels perfect in my hand.

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