Hand-crafted in Chiba Japan, Kogetsu knives are a high performing work-horse of outstanding value. Shirogami #1 steel (the sharpest) with stainless cladding for ease of maintenance. They are quite tall with a bit more weight behind them than most, they are still thin at the edge with good cutting performance. Their rustic appeal is something we personally love but keep in mind finish levels are a little lower than some, more than acceptable at this price.
- Kogetsu Japanese Knife
- Goko Hamono - Chiba, Japan
- 165mm Nakiri Knife
- Shirogami (White) #1
- Soft Stainless Clad
- Nashiji Finish
- Oak Timber Japanese Handle
- Purpleheart Timber Ferrule
- Hand-Crafted in Japan
- 315mm Overall Length / 160mm Blade Edge Length / 3.3mm Blade Thickness / 55mm Blade Height / 165g
* As these knives are hand-made, small variation to size and colour may occur.
* The edge of this knife will change colour (patina) in use, it requires a small amount of care to prevent surface rust. This knife is stainless clad, so only the cutting edge is high carbon.
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.