Masashi Koi 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 Koi -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 hammer-finished Koi series is named for the koi fish, which inspired the pattern on this knife. Semi stainless VS1 steel allows this knife to cut like carbon steel and slowly develop a patina, but not rust as quickly as carbon steel. These are perfect for young chefs and home cooks alike!


Knife Shape Nakiri
Blade Length 165mm
Blade Height
Weight
Spine Thickness at Heel
Steel Type VS1 Semi-Stainless Steel
Rockwell Hardness 60-62
Edge/Bevel Double (50/50)
Handle Wa (Japanese) Handle, Chestnut wood handle with black pakka wood collar
Blacksmith Masashi Yamamoto
Knife Line Masashi Koi

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