Nakiri Blue steel
Nakiri Blue steel
Nakiri Blue steel
Nakiri Blue steel
Nakiri Blue steel
Nakiri Blue steel
Nakiri Blue steel
Nakiri Blue steel

Nakiri Blue steel #2 Kurouchi Damascus Shitan Handle 165mm

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The Nakiri is a double bevel edged knife with thin blade profile and popular throughout Japan, it is mainly used by home cooks for quickly and efficiently chopping, slicing, and mincing vegetables, fruits, becoming popular knife among vegetarians.

Blade Material: Blue steel #2/Aogami No.2

Blade Finish: Kurouchi Damascus

Blade Type: Double-edged

Blade Length: 165mm

Blade Thinckness: 3.4mm

Blade HRC: 61~63

Weight: 180g

Handle: Shitan Handle

Origin: Tosa City in Kochi prefecture

Availability Sheath: Yes(Choosing the fit sheath)

Aogami No.2 (Hitachi Metals Ltd.) is made by adding Chromium and Tungsten / Wolfram to Shirogami No.2. This results in increased toughness and the production of hard carbide molecules which improve edge retention. Many knife users have noted that while Aogami No.2 is very similar to Shirogami No.2 in terms of edge sharpness, it has slightly superior edge retention.

Kurouchi Finish, the unprocessed (black) part on the top side of the blade has already developed a dark patina, which protects the blade and gives it a traditional Japanese look.

Damascus is a laminated steel knife made of several layers of different steel materials. The center of the blade is made of hard steel for sharpness, and both sides are covered with multiple soft steel materials. The multiple steels are metallurgically joined, not by plating or glue. The more the blade is forged, the more complex the ripples become, and the more beautiful the unique grain pattern becomes.

■Please do not use the knife in a twisting motion.
■Please use the correct knife when cutting bone, frozen or hard items.
■Please note that the images are of the sample products. Colour, weight, pattern and size can differ as each product is handmade.
■Please use a soft plastic or wooden cutting board to protect the blades edge.
■Please don't heat or cool rapidly as it may change the structure of the steel.
■Please don't hesitate to contact us for further enquiries.

Customer Reviews

Based on 43 reviews

Traditional finish . I love Kurouchi.

Gift Extraordinaire

Purchased this product as a gift for my son and he was thrilled with the quality & craftsmanship of the knife. The knife is an exceptional tool added to a creative kitchen. The handle turned out to be much darker than the website showed but is still quite impressive.


I have made a little mistake in my order. So I’ve sent a e-email to customer-service, the mail was responded immediately and the order was adapted correctly and the products were shipped very fast afterwards. It is my fitst Chinese cleaver, it was almost razor sharp, and it cuts well. I’m still improving my knive skills


I got this knife as an anniversary gift for my boyfriend. It is both of our first experience with a high quality chefs knife, and we were both blown away by the sharpness right out of the box. I can’t compare it to any other knife, but he uses any excuse as a reason to cut with this knife. This is a great blade for a beginner! Also, shipping was insanely quick!

Joel H.

It's a great knife, my first Japanese knife but certainly not my last.
I bought it mainly for larger root vegetables but I use it for almost all vegetables now, and I have Musashi Hamono's "Koyanagi Blue steel #2 Kurouchi Damascus Rosewood Handle 135mm" for more delicate vegetables like garlic. I highly recommend either knife.

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Product Features

Handmade Forging

With the traditional forging process, the molecules of the iron material are finely tuned, leading to the completion of a "living kitchen knife" that breathes.


The process of heating and forging each material for mold making is repeated three or four times to quickly shape the blade and create durability before the carbon is released from the steel causing it to lose its original strength.


The blade is the most important factor in achieving the best possible sharpness. It is polished in our own blade factory to produce uncompromising sharpness.


The highest priority is placed on sturdiness, a sense of luxury, and a shape that is easy to grip and does not cause fatigue even after long hours of use.

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