Simply stunning. This shape of knife needs some getting used to looks wise. Once you've got it in your hand though it comes alive and you realise just what a great knife this is. Why we don't have anything similar in the West is beyond us.
The Nakiri is perfect for chopping vegetables. The flat profile of the blade means it's easier to get all the way through the veg to the board and ensure each slice is cut all the way through. It is best used with a chopping action (up and down) and the wide blade is great for transferring your chopped veg from board to pot. These knives are really handy additions to any kitchen and look stunning and very different from your usual kitchen knife, take a risk and enjoy yourself.
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 length168mm(Measurement of the cutting edge)
- Total length316mm(Blade + Handle)
- Blade width5mm(Measured where blade enters handle)
- Blade height60mm(Measured from blade heel to spine)
- Total weight183 grams
- Blade materialWhite Steel cutting edge, laminated in StainlessThis knife steel has some special care instructions, learn more.
- 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 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.
Still need some advice choosing the right knife?
We want you to be happy that you're buying the right knife for your cooking needs so if you're not sure what you need, read our guide to buying the right knife. You can also check out the frequently asked questions or for anything else, contact us.