This is the Nakiri from the incredible Denka No Hoto range. His own choice of Super blue steel called Chigusa-kou sandwiched between 2 layers of stainless steel for ease of care. This range of knives will blow your mind!
Boasting the best edge retention of any of our knives this knife makes us smile every time we use it. Cutting through vegetables like they weren't there you can prep a mountain of veg in the blink of an eye.
This knife is not a meat cleaver, in fact 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 handy for transferring your chopped veg from board to pot.
At a glance
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 length 160 mm (Measurement of the cutting edge)
- Total length 308 mm (Blade + Handle)
- Blade width 4 mm (Measured where blade enters handle)
- Blade height 55 mm Heel to spine
- Total weight 184 grams
- Blade Material Super Blue Steel cutting edge, laminated in Stainless
- Hardness 65-66 HRC
- Style Japanese
- Handle Style Japanese
- Tang Style Half
- Left or right handed Both
- Type Nakiri
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
A gold or grain patterned card storage box with black inlay and on the front - a photo of Teruyasu Fujiwara, as he makes every single knife you get to see the man himself.
You'll also get our normal knife care guide card and a couple of plasters just in case you have any little accidents!
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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