One of our favourites because the size of the blade shows off that patterning perfectly. Vegetables almost slice themselves out of fear when in the presence of this one!
The Nakiri is designed to chop 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. The wide blade is handy for transferring your chopped veg from board to pot. A nakiri is quite different from your usual kitchen knife but once you've used one, you'll wonder you never had anything like it before!
Please note this handle is right-handed, although many left-handed people find it just as comfortable to use.
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. Remember these scores are a reflection of the company these knives keep, all our knives are great (or we wouldn't sell them) but we can't give them all 5/5. A low score doesn't mean it's a poor knife, it just might be out-trumped by one of our other amazing knives.
The technical bits
- Blade length165mm(Measurement of the cutting edge)
- Total length305mm(Blade + Handle)
- Blade width2mm(Measured where blade enters handle)
- Blade height46mm(Measured from blade heel to spine)
- Total weight144 grams
- Blade materialStainless cutting edge, laminated in VG10
- Handle styleJapanese
- Tang styleHalf
- Left or right handedRight only
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
The knife comes in its own red presentation box with a green liner and the blade is protected by a clear plastic cover.
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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