Simply stunning. This shape of knife needs some getting used to looks wise. Once you've got it in your hand though it comes alive and you realise just what a great knife this is. Why we don't have anything similar in the West is beyond us.
The Nakiri is perfect for chopping vegetables (it's not a meat cleaver despite first impressions!). 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 great for transferring your chopped veg from board to pot.
These knives are really handy additions to any kitchen and look stunning and very different from your usual kitchen knife, take a risk and enjoy yourself.
- Blade Length: 165mm (Measurement of the cutting edge)
- Total Length: 315mm (Blade + Handle)
- Blade width: 3mm (Measured where blade enters handle)
- Blade height: 60mm Heel to spine
- Total weight: 170 grams
- Steel Type - Cladding: Stainless
- Steel Type - Cutting edge: White #2
- Left or Right handed: Either
- Hardness: 61-63 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 getBeautiful blue fibre boxes with the Masakage logo and name in silver foil on the lid. On the inside you will find a blue stepped inlay and your beautiful knife of course, wrapped in Japanese newspaper by the craftsmen who made it. So while not working on your knife skills you can catch up your Japanese language skills. Talk about the gift that keeps on giving...
Yoshimi Kato San is the son-in-law of Hiroshi Kato San (who recently took a step backwards after over 50 years as a blacksmith).