Morihei Kikuyu Blue #2 Kurouchi Nakiri 165mm Sakura Handle
Morihei is a knife and whetstone supplier based in Asakusabashi, Tokyo with over 100 years of history. At one point, more than 20 groups of blacksmiths and sharpeners worked under the name Morihei. Famously known for its extensive collection of whetstones and natural stones, the president Mr. Akimitsu Oguro is also an advisor for natural stone researchers from various universities and government groups. To this day, Morihei is one of the few remaining companies in Japan that has maintained the relationship between its blacksmiths and stonemakers for this long.
This Nakiri offers the performance and edge retention of Blue #2 carbon steel at a very reasonable price. The saber grind on the edge makes short work of tougher ingredients like root vegetables, and helps reduce food stickage to the blade. For those concerned about rust prevention, the patina-masking kurouchi finish will help in preserving the aesthetic integrity of your blade. Cooks who: 1) don’t mind putting a little extra effort into blade maintenance and 2) want to try carbon steel without breaking the bank will appreciate the Morihei Kikuyu Nakiri.
Nakiri is a versatile blade that excels in processing large amounts of vegetables and the rectangular shape is also very useful to pick up all the chopped bits!
Brand: Morihei 森平
Steel: Yasuki Blue (Aogami) #2, Soft Iron Clad
Handle: Sakura & Plastic Ferrule Oval
Total Length: 303mm
Edge Length: 166mm
Handle to Tip Length: 176mm
Blade Height: 50mm
Handle Length: 126mm
Hand Orientation: Ambidextrous