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Yasunori Blue #2 Nakiri 165mm
Yasunori Blue #2 Nakiri 165mm Yasunori Blue #2 Nakiri 165mmYasunori Blue #2 Nakiri 165mmYasunori Blue #2 Nakiri 165mm
Yasunori Blue #2 Nakiri 165mmYasunori Blue #2 Nakiri 165mmYasunori Blue #2 Nakiri 165mmYasunori Blue #2 Nakiri 165mm

Yasunori Blue #2 Nakiri 165mm

Item #: KYA-N16J

Average Customer Rating:
(5 out of 5 based on 2 reviews)

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Our Price: $120.00
The nakiri 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
  • HRC: 62+-
  • Cladding: Stainless
  • Finish: Hair Line/Sand Blast
  • Edge Grind: Even +-
  • Handle: Octagonal Walnut
  • Ferrule: Pakka Wood
  • Engraving: Hand Engraved Kanji

  • Customer Reviews


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      Nice Addition, December 29, 2022
    Posted By: CJM

    I added this knife about a year ago. I found it gorgeous out of the box with the horizontal grind and hand carved kanji. Fit and finish were good. With a santokus and petty in VG-Max, I wanted to explore carbon steel and a more specialized design. This knife was very sharp out of the box. It did have some slight deformities which was easily corrected with progression through the water stones and leather strop. It was then razor sharp and has been easy to maintain that way with great edge durability. I find it great for the purpose designed and use it exclusively on vegetables. The stainless steel cladding has made my transition to carbon enjoyable and the knife still looks gorgeous today. It was a great price point for exploration into this material and style of knife.

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      Beautiful knife
    Posted By: Martin - verified customer

    An amazing knife, it's my go to tool in veggie prep, reliable, light! Highly recommended!

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