Located in Sikoku island in the Ehime prefecture, Ishizuchi started their production exactly 100 years ago, in 1920, lead by Tomika Kajiura as their founder. As many blacksmiths at the time, they first focused in Agricultural tools and equipment. Today, the fourth generation descendants, lead by Taketoshi Kajiura, is focusing exclusively on knives using the area’s craftsmen and striving to deliver high quality traditional knives at competitive prices.

The Nakiri  that looks like a small cleaver, is a specialized knife for vegetables. It is a double bevel knife and has a tall, thin blade in order to go through vegetables easily. It is a very popular knife throughout Japan as well as the rest of the world because its specialized profile makes the veggie preparation so easy. Feels nimble in the handle despite its size and its thin blade is designed for precise cuts. Perfect for chopping, slicing and push cuts.

The Ishizuchi Kurouchi Nakiri 165mm, would be the knife of choice for those who love veggies in their everyday home cooking or professional prep. . It is made from Blue-2 (Aogami 2) steel, one of the most famous steels in Japanese knife making, has a traditional Kurouchi finish and is fitted with a beautiful rosewood handle. This knife is a real bargain for its quality and razor sharp out of the box.

Brand / Blacksmith: Ishizuchi
Series: Kurouchi
Knife type: Nakiri
Blade Length / Total length (mm): 165
Grind: 50 / 50
Finish: Kurouchi
Steel type: Blue 2
Forging method: San Mai
HRC hardness: 62 – 64
Handle type / Material / Ferrule: Octagonal / Rosewood /Plywood
Spine Thickness at heel / tip (mm): 2 / 0,6
Blade height at heel (mm): 51
Weight (gr): 146

Important Note: This is a Carbon Steel knife and not a stainless one. Requires attention and care in its maintenance like quick washing and drying after use, storing in low humidity area and application of mineral oil if not used for some time.

Over time it will form a patina that will protect it from rust. In case rust appears, use baking soda on wet blade, leave it for 10 mins and rub carefully with your finger or a soft sponge. In case rust is not removed, contact us for further instructions.