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.

This Ishizuchi 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 Aogami Super steel, which for some is considered the top carbon steel in Japanese knife making, combines two different traditional Hammered /  Kurouchi finishes and is fitted with a beautiful walnut handle. This knife is a real bargain for its quality and razor sharp out of the box.

Brand / Blacksmith: Ishizuchi
Series: Kurouchi Aogami Super
Knife type: Nakiri
Blade Length / Total length (mm): 165 / 320
Grind: 50 / 50
Finish: Kurouchi / Hammered
Steel type: Aogami Super
Forging method: San Mai (Stainless Clad)
HRC hardness: 62 – 64
Handle type / Material / Ferrule: Octagonal / Walnut /Plywood
Spine Thickness at heel / tip (mm): 1,1 / 1,1
Blade height at heel (mm): 52
Weight (gr): 162