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Morihei Kikuyu White #2 Kurouchi Nakiri 165mm Poplar 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 ease of sharpening of White #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
Profile: Nakiri
Size: 165mm
Steel: Yasuki White (Shirogami) #2, Soft Iron Clad
Handle: Poplar & Plastic Ferrule Oval
Total Length: 305mm
Edge Length: 160mm
Handle to Tip Length: 175mm
Blade Height: 52mm
Thickness: 2.6mm
Handle Length: 128mm
Weight: 145g
Hand Orientation: Ambidextrous

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