Knot Handcrafted SF100 Nakiri

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A nakiri with a slick finish and plenty of length and height for making quick work of a wide range of veggies.

First Impressions

Michael's knives are always beautifully finished and the SF100 is no different. The subtle distal taper, slightly convex grind and superbly finished edge all combine to give you a very smooth cutting experience.


The subtle horizontal migaki hairline finish across the whole blade and similarly understated handles show a great attention to detail and a classy overall look.

In Hand

The handles do offer a nice feeling of weight and balance while the overall finishing touches around the heel and along the spine are excellent and have been subtly rounded to be as comfortable as possible.


The SF100 core has been heat treated to around 61HRC which offers a good level of robustness and edge retention in use.

Ease of Care

The SL100 is a stainless core steel clad with stainless so it's easy to care for and offers excellent levels of corrosion resistance and ease of sharpening so it's most certainly a low maintenance knife ready for use in any kitchen.

For long term care, we recommend a Japanese knife care kit and to follow our standard care tips

Our Verdict

Classy knives from a UK bladesmith we always enjoy chatting with and seeing his work, the SF100 is well balanced across the range and cuts very smoothly while being a good mix of robust and easy to sharpen and look after so a great all rounder if you're looking for something a little different from an independent UK craftsman.

Product details

  • Blade Length: 182mm (Measurement of the cutting edge)
  • Total Length: 328mm (Blade tip to handle end)
  • Blade Height: 53.5mm (Heel to spine)
  • Blade Thickness: 2.30mm (Spine width above the heel) 2.30mm (Measured halfway along spine) 1.81mm (Measured 15mm from tip)
  • Total Weight: 191 grams
  • Core Steel: SF100
  • Cladding Steel: Stainless
  • Hardness: 61 (HRC)
  • Handle Style: Japanese
  • Handle Material: Octagonal Tamboti with dyed green birch spacer
  • Left or Right handed: Either (Double Bevel)

Product SKU: KNOT-002-##

Our aim is to measure and photograph our products as accurately as possible but due to many items being handmade, finished or using natural materials, there can be minor variance in measurements and things such as blade or wood finishes can vary. We will always endeavour to provide the most accurate measurements, photos and descriptions of our products.

Some measurements such as HRC are provided by manufacturers and should therefore be used as a guide.

Protection & care for this knife

Due to the length and height of the blade, only the large gyuto size (27x5.5cm) blade guard fits.

Saya & Guards Knife Racks & Storage Sharpening & Blade Care

Meet the maker

Knot Handcrafted

UK based blacksmith Michael Lewy of Knot Handcrafted is a former chef turned knife maker and unquestionably has a great eye for design and working with various materials and finishes to create his often distinctively sweeping shaped knives which are all individually made by hand in his Birmingham workshop.

Helping you find the perfect knives & accessories

Cutting Edge Knives is a family run business established in 2011 and based in the picturesque town of Holmfirth, West Yorkshire. We love the history and craftsmanship that goes into making Japanese chef knives and accessories and the excitement and enjoyment you experience when using a truly sharp knife in the kitchen.

Over many years we've helped thousands of happy customers find their dream knife and look forward to helping you too.

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