We're big fans of the nakiri as a tool for prepping vegetables as its primary role, and its light weight construction is easy to use for extended periods of time.
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). The wide blade is handy for transferring your chopped veg from board to pot.
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 length161mm(Measurement of the cutting edge)
- Total length310mm(Blade + Handle)
- Blade width4mm(Measured where blade enters handle)
- Blade height55mm(Measured from blade heel to spine)
- Total weight144 grams
- Blade materialBlue Steel cutting edge, laminated in Blue SteelThis 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
A textured shiny black box, lined with red card and the knife name in Japanese along the top. Each knife is hand packed in Japanese newspaper from the day it was completed which we feel gives a very nice authentic tone.
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.