Nakiri 165mm Yoshimitsu Blue #2 - polish finished, Urushi handle transparent - black
The classic vegetable knife of Japanese cuisine with a double-sided grind.
This hand forged nakiri from the Yoshimitsu forge has a classic three-ply, double-edged blade construction with a polished blade finish. The blade's core steel of Blue #2 steel from Hitachi is brought to a Rockwell grade of 61-62 HRC.
The stainless sheath steel protects the Blue #2 core steel and makes this knife more resistant to corrosion at the blade edge (but not at the cutting edge!). A bead blasting process (similar to sandblasting) creates the clean finish on the cutting edges of these blades.
Nakiris are excellent for processing vegetables and are also mainly used for this purpose in Japan. This Nakiri is ground on both sides and therefore also suitable for left-handers. The knife has its center of gravity in the direction of the blade, so you need less force when cutting than with handle-heavy knives. The blade is only about 1.8mm thick, yet this Nakiri can be guided very precisely and appears very stable and robust. You immediately feel the agility when cutting - rough, but also very precise cuts go easily from the hand. The Blue #2 steel stays sharp for a very long time compared to other steels and is very high in terms of cutting performance.
The five Yoshimitsu brothers forge excellent blades and have been mastering their craft for several decades. The forge has been in existence since 1852 and is still family-owned.
- Length blade: 165mm
- Height blade: 50mm
- Length handle: 128mm
- Length blade: 305mm
- Weight: 149g
- Handle: Urushi transparent - black
- Hardness grade core steel: HRC 61-62
- Sheath steel: Stainless steel
- Blade construction: 3-ply according to the San Mai method
- Double sided grinding of the cutting edge
PRODUCT AN CARE INSTRUCTIONS
- This knife is not suitable for hard cuts such as bones and frozen food.
- These knives should never be put in the dishwasher and must be rinsed and dried by hand after each use to ensure long life.
- If not properly cared for, these blades tend to rust. Regular treatment with oil is also recommended.
- As the knives are handmade, each individual knife is unique.
- This also means that the knives may differ slightly in appearance.