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Kato Ginsan Nakiri 165mm
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Kato Ginsan Nakiri 165mm

Item #: D-702KY

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(5 out of 5 based on 2 reviews)

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Our Price: $209.95
The nakiri is a popular knife in Japan and is gaining traction in the west as a fun and functional vegetable cutter. The characteristically oblong blade has a very flat profile for maximum edge-to-board contact. No accordion cuts around here! It is a thin blade purposefully made to avoid splitting or wedging in hard ingredients. The squared off shape also makes it a perfect shovel for food transferring.

The Japanese word nakiri translates into knife for cutting greens. The shape of nakiris differs according to the region of origin: knives in the Tokyo area are rectangular in shape, and knives in the Osaka area (like this one) are called kamagata nakiri and have a rounded corner on the far blunt side. But please do not mistake this for a cleaver as it is not intended for that singular task at all.

Kato-san makes these knives using a core of Ginsan stainless steel which is then laminated with a softer stainless steel cladding. This adds strength and durability to the blade. The outer cladding is given a very attractive pear skin finish known as nashiji. A well-finished handle made from cherry wood and pakka wood finishes off this great package.

  • Brand: Kanehiro
  • Blacksmith: Yoshimi Kato
  • Location: Echizen, Japan
  • Construction: San Mai, Hammer Forged
  • Core Steel: Ginsan (G-3)
  • Cladding: Stainless Nashiji
  • Handle: Maple Octagonal
  • Ferrule: Black Pakka Wood
  • Engraving: Hand Engraved
  • Edge: Even Grind (See Choil Shot)
  • Weight: 5.1 oz (144 g)
  • Edge Length: 157 mm
  • Total Length: 305 mm
  • Spine Thickness at Heel: 3.2 mm
  • Blade Height: 50.3 mm

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      Awesome Nakiri
    Posted By: Bob Z

    Wonderful rustic Nashiji finish with a well made handle, perfect fit and finish. Sharpness was good oob, but a few minutes of stropping made this knife shine. This is my second knife from Kato and I will be getting more and highly recommend this maker.
    But how does it cut? Balance is great, and it cuts great. Slides thru most product. If you want a nice looking stainless knife for veggies, get one if these if you can.

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      A Great Daily Driver
    Posted By: Bran - verified customer

    I used to be a gyuto man. I used one for just about everything. I have them in five different lengths from a traditional Japanese gyuto to a KS. Then I bought this Nakiri. It was not my first Kanehiro. I recommend anything they produce. The Ginsan steel is wonderful and practically worry free. The nashiji finish is among the best I have seen. The handle is well executed as well. The hardest thing to describe is how the knife feels in my hand. It is a tad heavier than I was used to, but it feels like an extension of my hand. The weight and the balance make it so easy to go exactly where I want it to go and accomplish what I desire. It definitely makes my knife skills look better than they are. OOTB I would give the sharpness a 6-7. It was sharp enough to use, but my Shapton glass stones got it perfectly sharp. Edge retention seems to be great. If you do not have a Nakiri or are looking to replace yours, this Kanehiro is well worth your consideration. And as always the customer service from CKTG was stellar.

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