are growing in popularity, for good reason: they’re a perfect blade for processing vegetables efficiently and quickly.
We have built this great looking nakiri
out of HAP40 semi stainless steel. This alloy is made by Hitachi and is rich in tungsten, molybdenum, vanadium, and cobalt. Knives made from this steel keep their sharpness 3 to 5 times longer than traditional blades. HAP40 is extremely tough, and so it is fairly resistant to chipping along the edge. But despite this hardness and edge toughness, they are quite easy to sharpen on regular waterstones.
The Kohetsu HAP40 nakiri has a fine and understated look to the blade. It is enhanced by the attractive and ergonomic Western style handle which features mahogany scales and a stainless steel bolster.
The new HAP40 line from Kohetsu is a game changer. Never before have you been able to have a blade so tough, so sharp, and so easy to maintain at such an affordable price.
Please note, the knife sharpener intentionally thins the edges of these knives to make them perform better, especially on the tip area. Often times you will see a hazy/cloudy scratch pattern as a result. This is not a defect. He is doing you a favor by putting in extra work. Please look at the 4th photo on this page to see it.
Location: Seki City
Construction: Laser Cut, San Mai
Core Steel: HAP-40
Weight: 6.4 ounces
Blade Length: 166 mm
Overall Length: 292 mm
Thickness at Heel: 2.1 mm
Blade Height: 47.4 mm