has become a popular blade design in both professional and home kitchens. It has a unique shape designed primarily as a vegetable cutter. "Nakiri
" is Japanese for "cutting greens," and this blade does so with consummate ease. As the nakiri is primarily a vegetable cutter, they are made thin to avoid wedging on harder ingredients.
There are two main styles of nakiri. The most popular is the Kakugata, which is featured here. It has a very square-looking blade with a flat profile. The Higashgata, or Kantogata, is less common and it features a rounded heel and curved cutting edge.
These nice quality knives are a real bargain! They feature Blue #2 steel as the core with a soft stainless cladding to protect and strengthen the cutting steel. The blade is finished with a nice hairline finish and some fine hand-chiseled kanji. It is supplied with a well-made walnut and pakka wood handle.
Yasunori is a very small blacksmith shop located in central Japan and they make knives primarily for their domestic market. CKTG is their first retail customer outside of Japan and we're always excited to bring unique items from small blacksmiths that you can't find anywhere else.
Weight: 4.8 oz (136 g)
Blade Length: 159 mm
Total Length: 300 mm
Spine Thickness at Base: 2.9 mm
Blade Height: 47.8 mm
Edge Steel: Blue #2
Finish: Hair Line/Sand Blast
Edge Grind: Even +-
Handle: Octagonal Walnut
Ferrule: Pakka Wood
Engraving: Hand Engraved Kanji