Takamura Cromax Wa Nakiri 165mm

Perfect for starting a Japanese knife collection, this multipurpose knife ticks all of the boxes. The hammer-marked blade slides through food effortlessly and gives it a great look. Takamura-san is not only a karaoke king (especially 1980’s hair metal) but one of the top blacksmiths in his generation. 

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 Takamura Knives - Takamura Hamono(blacksmith) can be found in Takefu Village (Echizen) in Fukui Prefecture. It is run by 3rd generation blacksmith Terukazu Takamura who inherited the shop from his father Toshiyuki Takamura San. With over 30 years of experience, his blades are known for an extremely refined and long-lived edge.

Knife Shape Santoku
Blade Length 165mm
Steel Type Chromax Semi-Stainless Steel
Rockwell Hardness 60:61
Handle Wa handle, Japanese Oak
Height at Heel
Thickness at Heel
Blacksmith/Maker Terukazu Takamura