Nakamura knives have been established in 2015 in Chiba city the capital of Chiba prefecture by Mr Nakamura an experienced and famous sushi chef that had been working for years in Japan and Los Angeles. His immense experience in world’s best kitchens helped him create some amazing knives with remarkable cutting abilities.

Their trademark knives “Kaishin”, which are their high-end knives, are  forged and grinded by some of the most experienced craftsmen in Sakai-city at Osaka and they are well recognized for their beautiful profiles but also for their very thin behind the edge geometry.  “Kai” means a pioneer (魁) and “Shin” means a spirit (心).

The Kiritsuke knife profile is an amazing combination of two profiles as it can perform both the tasks of a slicer (like Sujihiki) and all-rounder (like Gyuto). The most part of the belly is flat to be used with push cuts and with a slightly curved, “K tip” nose it is perfect for small slicing and precise cuts. Recommended mainly for push cut, slice and chopping.

 Made of Ginsan steel (Silver 3), it is a nimble Kiritsuke that combines the cutting power, feels and looks. Its K-tip will make precise cuts fast and easy to perform by both home cooks and professionals. Fitted with a magnolia octagonal handle and a white water buffalo horn ferule, will fit in all kind of different sized hands.  Comes with matching saya for blade protection and safe transportation.

Brand / Blacksmith Nakamura
Series Kaishin Ginsan Thin
Knife type Kiritsuke
Blade Length / Total length (mm) 210 / 370
Grind 50 / 50
Finish Polished
Steel type Ginsan (Silver 3)
Forging method San Mai (Stainless Clad)
HRC hardness 60 – 62
Handle type / Material / Ferrule Octagonal / Magnolia / Water Buffalo
Spine Thickness at heel / tip (mm) 2,8 / 0.8
Blade height at heel (mm) 46
Weight (gr) 156
Notes Optional matching Saya