Misuzu Nakiri 16.5cm

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Handcrafted Japanese Damascus Nakiri

Blade: Double-edged

Steel: AUS10 Damascus

HRC: 60

Size: Blade length 165mm. Total length 310mm. Width 45mm. Width of handle 22mm. Weight 112g.

Maker: Yamato Miyawaki, Misuzu in Hyogo, Japan

Purpose: Vegetables

Function: Chopping, slicing and shredding

Nakiri’s shape is a rectangular head and ‘chin’ at the base. It’s useful for chopping, slicing and shredding vegetables.

Traditionally known as ‘mum’s knife’ in Japan up until Meiji Era (1860s onwards), where vegetables were a large part of the diet. ‘Nakiri’ directly translates to ‘cutting vegetable.’

Nakiri is increasingly becoming more popular amongst vegetarian and vegan cooks over recent times.

This Nakiri knife is extra special because it’s Damascus! Damascus is made of multiple steels forged together to make the steel light, durable, sharp and rust resistant, as well as, to create a beautiful pattern.

The octagonal knife handle is made of waxed magnolia wood. The collar is made of buffalo horn (the band at the top of handle).

Handcrafted in Ono, Hyogo, Japan. This region is one of last of Japan where craftsman are still making knives with traditional knife making skills and practices. Each craftsman works collaboratively to ensure the tradition is kept alive and passed onto the next generation. We are proud to support this community.

Knife care: Please wash and dry the knife straight after use and never put it in dishwasher. Heating the blades will cause stretching and is detrimental to the quality. Please store in dry cool spot.