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 Tsukasa Hinoura - Mutsumi Hinoura is the son of renowned blacksmith, Tsukasa Hinoura. In his late thirties he is already considered one of Japan’s most revered blacksmiths, and the 4th generation to carry on the craft. Mutsumi San lives in Sanjo, in the Niigata region. This area is known for its handmade cutlery. For nearly 2 decades he studied with his father. In 2001, he graduated from Niigata College of Engineering. From there he began his career and honing his craft to produce steel with traditional style and modern performance. He works under the family brand, Ajikataya (味方屋), which specialize in producing traditional Japanese hatchets and other bladed tools.
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