Kunio knives are manufactured in Echizen, the modern “knife city” of Japan. The company is run by Mr. Masutani, a 4th generation blacksmith and the brother of the owner of Ryusen Hamono, a well-known Japanese brand. Mr. Masutani exploited his more than 30 years experience in bladesmithing and decided to make knives by himself with the main goal being to produce high quality knives using the best materials at affordable 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 170mm Nakiri made out of VG-1 stainless steel, is a bargain for its quality and cutting performance and is suitable for people starting in the Japanese knives world but still prefer a western handle. Ideal for veggie lovers, will fly through all ingredients. Razor sharp out of the box.