Nakiri knife, kurouchi finish - Yamawaki

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Nakiri knife, kurouchi finish - Yamawaki
  • Nakiri knife, kurouchi finish - Yamawaki
  • Nakiri knife, kurouchi finish - Yamawaki
  • Nakiri knife, kurouchi finish - Yamawaki
  • Nakiri knife, kurouchi finish - Yamawaki
  • £150.00

The classic Japanese kurouchi-finish nakiri. 

 

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: Octagonal rosewood handles with ebony ferrule. 

LENGTH: 165mm

MAKER: Yamawaki, Sakai City, Japan

BEST FOR: Your second knife purchase, after either a gyuto or santoku.

 

SAUNDERS SAYS: "I know you shouldn't have favourites, but this might be mine. It is pretty much the perfect size for my hands and I find myself reaching for it daily."

 

The spec:

BLADE LENGTH: 165mm

OVERALL LENGTH: 322mm

BLADE HEIGHT: 51mm

THICKNESS AT HEEL: 3.3mm

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

 

 

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