Moritaka Ishime Nakiri 180mm

Moritaka


About the ShapeA 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.

NEW CHERRY WOOD HANDLES  Due to over-harvesting Rosewood has become an endangered species in the world, so Moritaka now uses sustainable American cherry handles for Ishime line. If you are keen on a Rosewood handle, please make sure to request one in your order notes and we'll let you know if we still have one.
Knife Shape Nakiri
Blade Length 180mm
Blade Height 63mm
Steel Type #2 Aogami (Blue carbon) Steel clad in carbon steel
Rockwell Hardness 62:64
Handle Wa (Japanese) Handle, D Shape Cherry wood handle with Pakka wood collar
Knife Line Moritaka Ishime
Blacksmith Moritaka Hamono

Care Instructions

Care for fully carbon steel knives
  • To maintain the edge, we recommend the usage of a Ceramic Honing Rod. Which can be purchased at 50% off with any knife purchase.
  • Wash and dry the blade by hand immediately after use. Dishwashers are very bad for all knives.
  • This knife fully carbon steel, meaning the whole blade can rust. Over time a patina will form protecting the knife. To help prevent this, you can oil your blade with Camellia Oil after use.
  • Use a soft cloth to wash the blade. Avoid abrasive dish scrubbers and powders as these can damage the finish of your beautiful knife.
  • Do not cut through bones. You can certainly cut along/beside bones, but do not cut into bones. This can, at worst, chip the blade.
  • Never use this knife to cut frozen food. I’m sure you have a 4×4 somewhere in your kitchen for this job.
  • Never twist, cleave or prise the blade.
  • Always use a wooden or plastic cutting board. Never cut on bamboo, glass, marble, slate, a plate, china, marble, arborite or anything harder than steel.
  • Store knives in a way that the blades will not knock into each other.
  • Never transport knives unprotected.

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