These are easily some of the most beautiful knives we have at the shop. Made by Master Blacksmith Yu Kurosaki who works out of a newly constructed shop just steps from the Takefu knife village community centre. He began his blacksmith journey in 2002 at Kanehiro and now only 17 short years later he has been awarded his Master Blacksmith designation by the Echizen Blacksmith Foundation. His knives represent the future of Blacksmithing in Japan as he focuses on traditional technique while using innovative and progressive design's and finishes that have garnered the attention of many chef's around the globe. Simply put his knives are stunning to look at and dare we say perform even better than they look.
Nakiri are designed specifically for chopping vegetables due to their tall blade and flat profile which means almost the entire cutting edge touches the board when using an up and down chopping motion and ensures ingredients are cut fully and don't remain attached together.
This particular Nakiri is balanced forward, making it blade heavy further facilitating that up and down chopping method mentioned above. It has incredible feel in the hand and the fit and finish are nearly perfect. No bumps on the handle where ferrule and rosewood meet and no gaps or spaces where the handle and blade are fixed together.