We're big fans of the nakiri as a tool for prepping vegetables as its primary role, and its light weight construction is easy to use for extended periods of time.
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). The wide blade is handy for transferring your chopped veg from board to pot.
- Blade Length: 161mm (Measurement of the cutting edge)
- Total Length: 310mm (Blade + Handle)
- Blade width: 4mm (Measured where blade enters handle)
- Blade height: 55mm Heel to spine
- Total weight: 144 grams
- Steel Type - Cladding: Soft Iron
- Steel Type - Cutting edge: Blue Steel #1
- 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.
Takeo Murata is a blacksmith from Kochi Japan who began his apprenticeship at 16 in 1965 and is famed for his craftsmanship and the balance of his knives.