Nakiri knife, kurouchi finish - Yauchi

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Nakiri knife, kurouchi finish - Yauchi
  • Nakiri knife, kurouchi finish - Yauchi
  • Nakiri knife, kurouchi finish - Yauchi
  • Nakiri knife, kurouchi finish - Yauchi
  • £140.00

A classic nakiri shape combining a beautiful rustic kurouchi finish and high grade carbon steel. 

 

SHAPE: Nakiri. A traditional shape used for cutting vegetables.

STEEL: Shirogami (white) 2 steel. It is a reactive carbon steel which is easy to sharpen and holds an edge well. This steel is frequently paired with a kurouchi finish and is often chosen for traditional-style Japanese knives.  

FINISH: Kurouchi. This is a traditional, rustic finish achieved by leaving the furnace scale from the forging process on the blade rather than polishing it off. It has the advantage of reducing the reactivity of the surface of the knife and gives the blade a stylish, matt black finish. 

HANDLE: D shaped Zelkova wood handle with right hand bias although a left hander will find this knife fine to use.

LENGTH: 160mm

MAKER: Yauchi, Sakai City, Japan

BEST FOR: Vegetables, vegetables, vegetables.

 

SAUNDERS SAYS: "This blade has a beautiful distal taper meaning it thins along its length allowing it to fly through ingredients"

 

The spec:

BLADE LENGTH: 166mm

OVERALL LENGTH: 310mm

BLADE HEIGHT: 52mm

THICKNESS AT HEEL: 3.5mm this quickly tapers down the blade

These knives are hand-forged so there may be slight variations in measurements and finishes.

 

 

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