Our handmade Yoshihiro Blue High Carbon Steel #1 Masashi Kurouchi Series Nakiri Japanese Vegetable Knife are at the top of its class in performance. Exemplifying the most intricate techniques of forging, layering, and hammering, this black forged knife, or Kurouchi in Japanese, is a traditional method of crafting high carbon knives. This unique style of forging offers an unpolished rustic finish. With a hardness on the Rockwell scale of 64, the inner core of Blue High Carbon Steel #1 is prized for its high edge retention. The Masashi Kurouchi Series has a higher level of finishing and polish than our standard Yoshihiro Kurouchi knives.
One of the most sought after of knives and fast becoming a new essential companion to the popular chefs knife is the traditional Japanese vegetable knife known as the Nakiri. From prepping greens for a salad to chopping vegetables for a main dish, the simplest of tasks are elevated with a handcrafted knife that is as beautiful as it is functional.