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Sakai Takayuki Nakiri Knife 170mm (6.7") Kurouchi Aoniko / Blue Steel #2

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Ideal for: Chopping, slicing, dicing, and mincing.

Useful on food types: All vegetables.

Kurouchi Aoniko Nakiri Knife  (Blue Steel #2)
Knife Length: 170 mm (6.7") 
Handle: Japanese Style, Walnut
Weight: 180 g
Blade Width: 55 mm
Blade Thickness: 3 mm
Handle Length: 133 mm
Handle Thickness: 18 mm

Boost your cooking with a high carbon Nakiri knife

The blade has a stunning custom finish with stately atmosphere. Black finish is an old-fashioned Japanese style of kitchen knife finishing method. The method does not scrape the entire surface of the blade that has been hardened by quenching, but leaves the black portion of the side other than the blade. This blade is made of Aogami number 2 (blue steel #2) with excellent sharpness and durability.  This blade needs to be cared for more than stainless steel as it will rust easier, water should be removed immediately.

Japanese Nakiri knives have long, broad, and flat design allows for ease-of-use when implementing rocking, chopping, cutting, and mincing motions. The double bevel, wide blade allows cooks to prep whole cabbages with ease and the handle clearance allows plenty of room for your hand while working.  Easy to work with, it is understandable why the Nakiri chef knife is first up when daikon, cabbage, or other vegetables reach the countertop.

Chef knives, on the other hand, are usually longer and heavier, with thicker blades and curved edges. This design makes them better suited for tasks such as chopping meat or crushing garlic cloves. 

The Japanese Nakiri knife cannot be used to cut bone or frozen food, as it may chip.  You should also avoid using a dishwasher to clean it.

The best Japanese Nakiri knives from Sakai, Osaka

Japanese Nakiri knives are also referred to by their traditional name, Nakiri hocho, which means 'cutting greens'. Created with a straight blade edge ideal for cutting through to the chopping board, the Japanese Nakiri knives specialize in day-to-day vegetable cutting without the need to push or pull horizontally. The Nakiri is the perfect Japanese vegetable knife and will make a great addition to any kitchen.

Sakai Knives are designated as a traditional craft item and its quality is widely recognized not only in Japan but also in the world.  They have been cultivated through a long 600-year history.

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Japanese chef knives are popular worldwide for their sharpness and precision. At Hasu-Seizo, we're passionate about sharing the joy of Japanese knives with amateur and professional chefs alike.

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