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 VG-10 stainless steel, one of the most loved steels in Japanese knife making, combines two different traditional Hammered / Damascus finishes 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|
|Blade Length / Total length (mm):||160 / 315|
|Grind:||50 / 50|
|Forging method:||San Mai|
|HRC hardness:||61 – 62|
|Handle type / Material / Ferrule:||Octagonal / Walnut /Plywood|
|Spine Thickness at heel / tip (mm):||1,35 / 1,2|
|Blade height at heel (mm):||44|
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