Kei Kobayashi R2 Nakiri 165 mm

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Product Information

Blade Length 165 mm
Total Length 310 mm
Steel R2 (SG2) Powdered Steel
Handle Heptagonal Red Lacquered Pakkawood
Ferrule N/A
Rockwell 63-64
Height Spine to heel 51 mm
Width at Spine 1.9 mm
Weight 155 grams
Bevel  Double (50/50)

The Blacksmith

Kei Kobayashi knives come to us from Seki, Gifu, Japan. Having trained as a sharpener and now running his own workshop, Kobayashi sans knives are true lasers, and have a distinct heptagonal (seven-sided) red lacquered wooden handle. Specializing in high powdered stainless steel, these knives come super sharp, relatively easy maintenance, with a nice, clean migaki finish.


The Knife

The Nakiri is designed as a vegetable knife, its flat profile and tall blade make using an up and down, push and pull chopping motion very easy and its large surface area makes it a great scoop. Great for vegetarians and vegans or anyone who finds themselves chopping up large amounts of vegetables. 


Knife Care (Stainless Steel)

  • Although this knife is made from stainless steel we do still encourage our customers to keep their knives as dry and clean as possible.
  • NO DISHWASHER - the high heat will ruin the wooden handle.
  • Wash and dry by hand using regular dish soap and warm water using a none abrasive sponge or cloth.
  • Ensure the knife is dry before being put away for storage and ensure the edge of the knife is protected to avoid any unnecessary dulling.
  • Avoid Bones, Frozen foods, nuts and hard candies or anything other than fruits, vegetables and proteins.

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