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Mazaki White #2 Nakiri 170mm

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Total Weight:

204 grams 

Steel Type:

Shirogami 2 Iron Clad

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Handle Materials:

Zelkova / Buffalo Horn


These knives from Mazaki are made from Shirogami (white) #2 steel wrapped in an iron clad. The White steel will offer excellent sharpness and edge retention but this is a fully reactive blade that will need to be cared for properly. The handle has great fit and finish made from Zelkova Wood with buffalo horn ferrule. We really like these knives both for there aesthetics and performance. 

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.