Our favourite knife in this range. The size of the blade shows off that patterning perfectly. Vegetables almost slice themselves out of fear when in the presence of this one.
Featuring a quality handle; solid and weighty with a full tang which is unusual for a Japanese knife but that is why this one is so popular, it brings together the quality and beauty of Japanese steel with a more familiar Western handle. The blade is sharp as you'd expect and simply wonderful to look at. Certainly a pleasure to use or just stare at.
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 290 mm (Blade + Handle)
- Blade height 45 mm Heel to spine
- Total weight 185 grams
- Blade Material VG10 cutting edge, laminated in Stainless
- Hardness 60-61 HRC
- Style Japanese
- Handle Style Western
- Tang Style Full
- 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 textured yellow box, lined with navy blue card. Each knife is enclosed in a clear plastic cover to keep it protected.
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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