Hand-crafted in Echizen Japan, Ittetsu Kurouchi are a high performance carbon steel knife with a rustic aesthetic. The fit and finish of these knives is a little lower than others but the performance more than makes up for it, it is amazing value for a White #1 hand forged knife.
This nakiri knife is HUGE, almost comically so. I'd almost call it cleaver, so cool, this is certainly something you won't see often.
- Ittetsu Kurouchi Japanese Knife
- Echizen, Japan
- 180mm Tall Nakiri Knife
- Kurouchi (Rustic) Finish
- Shirogami (white) #1, Soft Iron Clad
- Mono Walnut Handle
- Hand crafted in Japan
- 178mm Blade Edge Length / 352mm Overall Length / 3.8 | 2.31 | 1.94mm Blade Thickness / 72mm Blade Height / 181g
* High carbon steel kitchen knives will change colour (patina) during use, some care is required to prevent surface rust.
Japanese Kitchen Knife | Nakiri (Vegetable Knife)
Nakiri knives have a flat profile and tall blade height which aids in push chopping but does make rock style cutting a little uncomfortable. The Nakiri, like many western style chef knives has a double bevel grind, in contrast to the Japanese style vegetable knife, the Usuba, which is single bevel. Whilst a Gyuto or Santoku does do a good job at cutting vegetables, the larger flat bottom of a Nakiri or Usuba make the task much easier. The Nakiri is one of our favourite profiles, highly recommended.