The Nakiri is a traditional Japanese vegetable knife for home cooking. It is short and easy to handle. The width of the blade allows you to scoop diced food from the chopping board and transfer it into the pan. Less known in western countries, the Nakiri is as terrific performer and a pleasure to use, not to mention safer than most with a straight square tip. Please note: Like all Japanese knives, the Nakiri is thin and should never be used as a meat cleaver to cut through bone.
Handmade Masakage Kurosaki Megumi knives are made of VG-10 steel. The damascus cladding gives a unique hammered design and hardness to each blade and makes the edge stay sharp for quite long time. As with most Masakage knives, the heel of the blade is rounded to allow a more comfortable use of the pinch grip.
The line has been named after its young master blacksmith Yu Kurosaki, who works in Takefu Village.
Its octagonal handle is made of American Cherry wood and black water buffalo horn.
All knives from Masakage are handmade by master blacksmiths of Takefu's village and hand sharpened by one of Japan's best knife sharpeners, Takayuki Shibata san. When these knives come out of their box, they have an amazing sharpness and will stay sharp for an extremely long time due to Shibata san's masterful technique. Alambika is extremely happy to import and retail Japanese knives (from Takefu village) in Canada. The whole kitchen knife collection can be seen and handled in our Montreal store.
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