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Katsuto Tanaka Shirogami #1 Nakiri 160mm

$140.00

Total Knife Length:

310mm 

Blade Length Tip to Heel:

160mm 

Blade Height:

55.1mm

Blade Width at spine:

2.4mm

Total Weight:

166 grams 

Steel Type:

Shirogami 1 Iron Clad

Rockwell Hardness:

63-64

Handle Materials:

Rosewood / Pakka Wood

 

Katsuto Tanaka is one of the knife maker working out of Matsubara Japan. You will sometimes see his knives sold as "Matsubara Knives" however there are multiple blacksmiths working in Matsubara.

Nakiri and Usuba knives are used primarily for cutting vegetables. Their flat blade shape and thin profile make them ideal for making clean cuts though hard and soft vegetables. Whether its paper thin cuts of cabbage, julienne of carrots or chunks of squash a Nakiri or Usuba is a great choice. The main difference between them is a Nakiri is a double bevel meaning its sharpened on both sides where as a Usuba is a single bevel only sharpened on one side. A Nakiri can be used by either a right or left handed user where as a Usuba will need to be purchased depending on if you are left or right handed.