New to us from Masutani in Echizen.
Masutani-san is not only a very skilled blacksmith, he is also an expert knife sharpener who makes incredibly affordable blades with amazing out of the box sharpness.
A beautiful Damascus blade with Tsuchime hammering made from VG-10 stainless steel.
VG-10 is a great all around steel for use at home and / or work. Stainless enough for easy maintenance and hard enough for long edge retention.
Perfect for that workhorse vegetable knife in the kitchen.
The Nakiri is the Japanese version of a Chinese cleaver. A little shorter makes it a little easier to yield but the flat profile still resembles a classic veg shape.
|Blade||165mm / Double Bevel|
|Steel||VG-10 / Damascus Tsuchime|
|HRC||59 - 60|
|Handle||120mm / Blue Pakka Wood|