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Shiro Kamo R2 Damascus Nakiri 165mm
Shiro Kamo R2 Damascus Nakiri 165mm Shiro Kamo R2 Damascus Nakiri 165mmShiro Kamo R2 Damascus Nakiri 165mmShiro Kamo R2 Damascus Nakiri 165mm
Shiro Kamo R2 Damascus Nakiri 165mm Shiro Kamo R2 Damascus Nakiri 165mmShiro Kamo R2 Damascus Nakiri 165mmShiro Kamo R2 Damascus Nakiri 165mm

Shiro Kamo R2 Damascus Nakiri 165mm

Item #: C1674

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Shiro Kamo fashions this series of knives from R2 stainless tool steel, clad with a damascus style layering of a different stainless alloy. The jigane (outer layer) is etched to reveal a lovely semi-matte pattern. Some fine kanji script is chiseled into the blade to enhance the handsome aesthetic.

R2 steel is manufactured by The Kobelco Steel Company. It is a powdered steel which exhibits really good strength, excellent wear resistance, and the ability to take a very sharp edge. The same steel can be found in other knives but it is called SG-2. These are the same alloys but the SG-2 brand is resold and rebranded by Takefu Specialty Steels.

The Shiro Kamo nakiri featured here is a really fine knife. While the knife is quite light, it is still a stiff and responsive blade, but certainly not a laser. The blade thickness is fairly stout at the neck but thins down to a fine edge and tip. The profile is almost dead flat with just a hint of curvature to the belly. The tip is rounded to allow for a slight rocking action. The overall fit and finish are as good as any in its price range (and better than most). The same goes for the out of the box edge sharpness.

If you seek a blade with character or “soul,” a knife that can handle a multitude of ingredients, and you want to experience the latest in easy to maintain metallurgy, then the Shiro Kamo Nakiri would be a perfect choice.
  • Blacksmith: Shiro Kamo
  • Location: Echizen, Japan
  • Factory: Takefu Village
  • Construction: San Mai, Hammer Forged
  • Cladding: Stainless Damascus
  • Edge Steel: R2 Powdered Steel
  • HRC: 62-63
  • Edge Grind: Even (See Choil Shot)
  • Handle: Custom Octagonal
  • Blade Length: 160mm
  • Height: 52mm
  • Weight: 5.5oz
  • Spine Thickness: 2.7mm
  • Customer Reviews

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    5  Very impressed !, June 7, 2019
    Posted By: Francis

    Got this Nakiri as my first Nakiri and I bought it at the same time as my first Gyuto. Please take my review with a grain of salt since i'm very new to this world.

    I am very impressed with this knife. The weight is perfect for the size in my opinion, and it cuts like a charm. The edge out of the box was decent, but a touch-up really make this beautiful knife shine.

    The damascuss pattern is very heavy and might be a bit too much for certain person, but I bought this knife knowing that I wanted to show off a bit (eh, let's be honest).

    The handle fit perfectly in my hand and is very comfortable. I didn't use this knife for long period yet (maybe 45min at a time at max) but it never felt awkward after holding it for so long.

    The shipping and handling was done beautifully and I am very happy with how little time it took to get home, as well as how secure the knife was in the box to avoid any damage.


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