Naoki Mazaki Kurouchi Nashiji Nakiri 180 mm

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Product Information

Blade Length  185 mm
Total Length  340 mm
Steel  Shirogami (White #2)
Handle  Magnolia 
Ferrule Walnut 
Rockwell 62-63
Height Spine to heel  54 mm
Width at Spine  4.5 mm
Weight  212 grams
Double (50/50)


The Blacksmith

Mazaki-san is a relatively new blacksmith but has gained a reputation as a great knife maker is a short amount of time. He focuses on producing knives in the most traditional ways possible and completes each knife by himself, only having added his first team member (His wife who does not help with production), in the past year. Rather than buying pre-laminated steel, Mazaki-san opts to forge weld the steel he uses to make knives in house and finishes each knife by hand polishing them on Japanese natural whetstones. He worked at Yoshikane, another very well regarded knife maker, for a number of years but decided to pursue the dream of opening his own business and we could not be happier that he did!


Knife Care (Iron Clad)

  • This Knife is made from 3 layers of material; A layer of iron on each side protecting a layer of carbon steel at the core, in a process referred to as Sanmai or forge welding. Iron and carbon steel are both susceptible to rust and must be kept dry and clean at all time’s to avoid oxidation and discolouration.
  • Simply wipe the knife with a damp cloth immediately after use.
  • Wash with regular dish soap and warm water using a none abrasive sponge or cloth.
  • Never put your knife in the dishwasher! The extreme heat will ruin the wooden handle.
  • Highly acidic ingredients (Onions, Tomatoes, Citrus) Will cause rust and oxidation to happen faster, thus the user must ensure the knife is wiped clean immediately after working with such an ingredient.
  • Should any rust form it can be removed using a rust eraser or a mixture of Baking soda and water to simply scrub it clean.
  • Avoid Bones, Frozen foods, nuts and hard candies or anything other than fruits, vegetables and proteins.

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