A classic Japanese vegetable knife design - The flat, wide blade is perfect for slicing cleanly and showing off that incredible patterned finish.
Typical shaped blade for a Nakiri, if you've never used one before buy one! They are a wonderful addition to any kitchen.
They look amazing and perform even better which just makes cooking a pure joy, I sometimes chop extra veg just so I can keep using it.
The squared off tip gives you great confidence in using it as its much harder to do yourself any damage so holding onions, etc while you do some delicate thin slicing is much safer.
What we thought about this knife
We have personally tested and reviewed this knife to give you an honest and personal opinion about it and this is how it rates.
The technical bits
- Blade length160mm(Measurement of the cutting edge)
- Total length310mm(Blade + Handle)
- Blade width3mm(Measured where blade enters handle)
- Blade height60mm(Measured from blade heel to spine)
- Total weight175 grams
- Blade materialVG10 cutting edge, laminated in Stainless
- Handle styleJapanese
- Tang styleHalf
- Left or right handedBoth
Our aim is to measure everything as accurately as possible but some specifications (such as hardness for example) are provided by the manufacturer and therefore should be used as a guide only.
What you get with the knife
Beautiful blue fibre boxes with the Masakage logo and name in silver foil on the lid. On the inside you will find a blue stepped inlay and your beautiful knife of course, wrapped in Japanese newspaper by the craftsmen who made it. So while you're not working on your knife skills you can catch up your Japanese language skills. Talk about the gift that keeps on giving...
All our knives also come with free blue plasters just in case you're not ready for the sharpness! If you intend to use your knives regularly then we don't advise you to use the boxes for day to day storage, get a magnetic knife rack instead.
What is a Nakiri knife?
The Nakiri looks like a small meat cleaver. In reality this knife is anything but.
You can read more about Nakiri knives if we've got you interested in them.
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