€ 90.00

Kuro-uchi Nakiri Takefu 165mm (6.5")

Best To Use

vegetablesnot for meatnot for fish

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Kuro-uchi Nakiri is an excellent knife for chopping vegetables on a cutting board.

The "Nakiri Takefu " Blade is 4 mm wider than the "Kyusu" blade and doesn't have the curve at the top of the blade. The blade is straight from the heel to the end of the blade which makes it an excellent knife for chopping vegetables on a cutting board!

Kuro-uchi series knives are traditional Japanese rustic knives. Its price is very affordable for the quality of a hand-forged knife. It is suitable for the first purchase of a traditional Japanese knife. The blade is forged in SUJ-2 steel, which offers incredible capacities, hardness is 63-64 HRC, and at the same time the knife is very easy to resharpen. The blade needs some extra care. After the use rinse it well and dry it. The name of kuro-uchi refers to the final look of the blade, which is unprocessed on the top and has already developed dark patina, which protects the blade.

The handle is made from Magnolia wood with a plastic ferrule. 

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Blade shape: Nakiri
Steel type: SUJ-2
Hardness (HRC scale): 63-64
Blade length:
165mm (6.5")
Blade height:
54mm (2.1")
Spine thickness: 2.3-1.7mm (0.1")
Weight: 165g (5.8 oz)
Handle length: 129mm (5.1")
Handle type / wood:
Japanese / Magnolia
Blacksmith: Yoshida Hamono

Use & Care:

  • Handwash in warm water and towel dry
  • Use a sharpening stone (not a honing steel!) to sharpen your knife
  • Do not cut frozen foods and meat bones
  • Do not put the knife in a dishwasher
  • Read our comprehensive guide on proper Maintenance of Kitchen Knives.

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