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 Nakiri Nashiji 165mm, would be the knife of choice for those who love veggies in their everyday home cooking or professional prep. It is made from Ginsan (silver3) steel, one of the loved steels in Japanese knife making, has a traditional Nashiji 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: Silver 3 Nashiji
Knife type: Nakiri
Blade Length / Total length (mm): 165 /315
Grind: 50 / 50
Finish: Nashiji
Steel type: Ginsan (Silver3)
Forging method: San Mai
HRC hardness: 62 – 64
Handle type / Material / Ferrule: Octagonal / Rosewood /Plywood
Spine Thickness at heel / tip (mm): 1,6
Blade height at heel (mm): 51
Weight (gr): 161