This beautiful Nakiri is perfect for preparing vegetables. It can also be used for fish and meat.
Please note that the Dao Vua blades are absolutely handmade and no two blades are the same. Each knife will likely have small imperfections such as hammer marks, scratches and different handles etc. We call this character!
Made from Russian Leaf Spring (5160) – High Carbon Steel. Forged using traditional methods (22 steps to forge each knife).
Rosewood and Ebony handle.
No box. The knife will be securely packed for shipping. The knife will be pre-oiled with premium Camellia Oil.
The knife is hand forged in Vietnam by Dao Vua. Dao Vua are a multi-generation (since 1288) Vietnamese blacksmith family named Nhat. Based in Hanoi, a handful of blade smiths hand-forge simple, but beautiful knives of various styles. These knives are building a reputation around the world due to the traditional methods used to forge the knives and the excellent quality of the blades themselves.
As each knife is individually hand forged, specifications are approximate.
|Blade length||18.0 cm|
|Total length||31.0 cm|
|Blade Height||5.5 cm|
About Nakiri Knives
Nakiri are traditional Japanese style knives that are used for chopping and mincing vegetables and fruit. You might mistake the Nakiri for a meat cleaver with its thin rectangular blade. While they may look the same and while they are both chopping knives, the meat cleaver is obviously for meat while the Nakiri is for vegetables. It is a lightweight knife and is therefore not suitable for heavy duty chopping.
Unlike many knives, including the cleaver, the Nakiri blade is much thinner than knives that are designed to chop meat and bones. The thin blade means that you slice through the vegetables rather than potentially breaking the vegetables which can happen with a thicker blade.