Masashi Kuroshu Nakiri 165mm

About the Shape - A Nakiri is a vegetable knife. Under utilized in the Western kitchen, the Nakiri’s flat blade is meant for the push/pull chopping of vegetables. Since the entire flat edge of the knife kisses the cutting board at once, you wont be turning the vegetable into an accordion. Accordion vegetables are still connected like a paper doll after you're “done” cutting them. To truly understand the awesomeness of a Nakiri we recommend making onion soup your first night with the knife. The ease of chopping will blow you away.

About Masashi Kuroshu -Masashi-san makes a beautifully polished and crazy sharp blade, working entirely by himself hand-forging, sharpening, and putting on the handles. He’s also a bit of a risk taker, forging knives in his flip-flops and lighting cigarettes off white-hot knife steel. Bad. Ass. The ultra-sexy kuroshu series is everything a knife should be. Razor sharp, super easy to care for, and it cuts like a dream! The damascus-clad SLD stainless steel is rugged and reliable, not to mention easy to care for!


Knife Shape Nakiri
Blade Length 165mm
Blade Height 52mm
Weight 156g
Spine Thickness at Heel 3mm
Steel Type SLD Stainless Steel
Rockwell Hardness 60-62
Edge/Bevel Double (50/50)
Handle Wa (Japanese) Handle, Oval chestnut wood handle with water buffalo horn collar
Blacksmith Masashi Yamamoto
Knife Line Masashi Kuroshu
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