Please note: The cladding steel finish on this knife is different from the other knives in the White #2 range and has a kurouchi finish instead of the polished finish on the other knives in this range. A kurouchi finish a traditional finish created simply by leaving the furnace scale created during the forging process on the blade instead of polishing it off.
It also has a different handle with a plastic ferrule. This is because traditionally within a Japanese household the nakiri was the knife that was used the most to cut the veggies and do a lot of the main tasks. In order to make this affordable to all families the handle is cheaper to bring the cost down.
- Blade Length: 267mm (Measurement of the cutting edge)
- Total Length: 422mm (Blade + Handle)
- Blade width: 2.9mm (Measured where blade enters handle)
- Blade height: 39mm Heel to spine
- Total weight: 166 grams
- Steel Type - Cutting edge: White #2
- Left or Right handed: Either
- Hardness: 61-62 HRC
- Handle style: Japanese
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 getThe White #2 range is packaged in a red protective cardboard presentation box and each blade is wrapped in anti-corrosion paper and a then pages of the Japanese newspaper from the day it was finished and boxed up by the blacksmith.
Established in Sakai in 1901, Jikko's blacksmiths have a long history of designing and creating high quality knives that marry subtle design and excellent edge retention.