Our recently introduced line of knives from Tsunehisa Hamono include examples using a variety of up-market steels, including AUS10, AUS8, Aogami Super, G3, and SRS13.
This nakiri is constructed with SRS13 powdered metallurgical steel. It is an advanced alloy developed by Nachi-Fujikoshi Metals in Japan. The steel contains fairly high amounts of tungsten, vanadium, and carbon, which results in an alloy that has good wear resistance while being capable of taking acute sharpening angles. The SRS hagane is clad with a softer stainless steel for strength, resilience, and lightness. A finely crafted stainless bolster is mated to a comfortable full-tang Western-style handle secured with three stainless pins.
Nakiris are a popular choice in many Western kitchens of late. Their compact size and interesting profile have found a new legion of users in both professional and home environments. The nakiri is primarily a vegetable cutter.
The flat edge and extra finger clearance make it a great choice for users who prefer push cutting over a rocking style. The edge geometry and grinds are very well executed resulting in a nakiri that will amaze you with its ability to fall through the hardest ingredients.