Tsunehisa AS Nakiri with red pakka handle

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A core of super sharp aogami super steel wrapped in a delightful contrasting kurouchi finished cladding and offset with a full tang red pakka wood Western shaped handle makes this nakiri a real all rounder in the performance and looks categories.

It's one that from the moment you make your first cut will become a firm favourite in your kitchen.

First Impressions

Great sharpness out of the box thanks to the aogami super core, you'll find this one performs well straight away and will retain its edge very well. 


The kurouchi finish tapering down to expose the aogami super core along the cutting edge and engraved kanji combine nicely with an oval morado wood handle or on some knives in the range, a full tang red pakka wood handle. 

In Hand

A smooth fit and finish on the oval handle and well balanced it's easy to use although at a push we might have liked a slightly smoother finish around the heel/chiol where you might find it a little rough but nothing particularly worrying.


The edge retention of the AS steel will be good and should retain its edge well for as long as you look after it. 

Our Verdict

For the price, you're getting a well made knife using Aogami Super steel for the cutting edge and a lovely looking morado wood wa handle or full tang red pakka wood handle with a fit and finish worthy of knives at a higher price point.

If you're looking for an AS steel then we'd definitely recommend this. 

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Product details

  • Blade Length: 163mm (Measurement of the cutting edge)
  • Total Length: 285mm (Blade + Handle)
  • Blade Thickness: 1.86mm (Measured level with heel)
  • Blade Height: 51.3mm (Heel to spine)
  • Total Weight: 209 grams
  • Steel Type - Cladding: Stainless
  • Steel Type - Core: Super Blue Steel
  • This knife is made from a reactive carbon steel which is not stainless and has some special care instructions and properties – Read our carbon steel care guide here

  • Left or Right handed: Either
  • Hardness: 63 (HRC)
  • Handle Style: Japanese
  • Handle Material: Oval morado with a maple ferrule or red pakka wood

Product SKU: 11252

Our aim is to measure and photograph all our products as accurately as possible but due to the handmade nature of many items, please be aware that there may be some variance in the measurements and that things such as blade and knife handle patterns can vary and presentation boxes may differ from those shown but we will always endeavour to provide the most accurate measurements, photos and descriptions of our products.

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

Compatable saya or guard

We recommend a santoku sized blade guard to protect the knife if you're not storing it on a magnetic rack or stand.

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A maker well regarded for their knives and typically work with blue #2 offering good quality at a great price.

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