Shimomura, the manufacturer of Murato brand, began its blacksmithing business in Sanjo in 1874.

They started producing sickles and forged knives inheriting the long tradition of Sanjo craftsmen, an area among the most famous knife producing regions in Japan. Over time they evolved their business in producing also stainless steel kitchen knives and cutting tools.

Their “Classic” Series is made with 3 layered steel, with VG-10 stainless steel at its core, a favorite of professional chefs because of its low maintenance requirements and long lasting edge sharpness. The stainless steel bolster adds to the hygiene and durability. Knives are made full tang and the curved handle is made of Pakka wood with 3 pins securing it in place.

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.

Brand / Blacksmith: Shimomura
Series: Murato classic
Knife type: Nakiri
Blade Length / Total length mm: 165 / 295
Grind: 50 / 50
Finish: Polished
Steel type: VG-10
Forging method: San-Mai
HRC hardness: 60 – 62
Handle type / Material / Ferrule: Western / Pakka / Stainless
Spine Thickness at heel / tip mm: 1,6
Blade height at heel mm: 47
Weight gr: 188