Misuzu SKS93 Kama Nakiri
170mm. We're selling these off as seconds because the blade grinder made some very minor, tiny scratches when he went to engrave the knife. They're perfectly fine to use.
We love low-priced knives that offer good performance and good looks. So we are particularly pleased to add this new range of kitchen cutlery to our store from the family-run blacksmith shop, Misuzu.
The small team of craftsmen use a steel called SKS93 as the basis of these budget blades. This is a tough, yet easy to sharpen, steel which is hardened to 60-61 Rockwell and then covered with a softer stainless steel cladding. The cladding protects the inner core from corrosion while adding strength to the blade. It is well-finished in an understated and traditional way. The plain D-shaped ho wood handle adds to this simple yet attractive aesthetic.
Nakiri knives are meant to cut vegetables. They are usually thin knives with a very flat profile. This nakiri
is slightly unusual in that the shape, which is known as a Kamagata, features a rounded front that resembles a deba
. This offers the user a real tip to process finer ingredients, over the more usual blunt square tip found on most nakiris. Unlike a deba, it is a thin blade with a symmetrical double-edge grind.
This is an all-around fun knife that is a great addition to a home chef's knife block and a wonderful tool to get new sharpeners the practice they need before moving on to more challenging blade shapes and grinds.
Location: Miki, Japan
Construction: Mono Steel
Steel Type: SKS93
Knife Type: Kama Nakiri
Edge: Even Grind (See Photo)
Edge Length: 165mm
Handle: Ho Wood D
Ferrule: Black Plastic