- Nakiri Japanese Vegetable Chopping Chef Knife with a hayate ZDP-189 steel blade
- Double-edged blade
- Japanese Non-toxic lacquer coating Nuri Saya Cover Included.
- Ambidextrous Premium Ebony wood handle
- Rust and stain resistant
- Stays sharp for long periods of time
- Handcrafted in Japan
Our Yoshihiro Hayate ZDP-189 Super High Carbon Stainless Steel Nakiri is a state of the art Handcrafted Japanese Chefs knife. ZDP-189 is a high carbon steel that sits at the forefront of next generation steel developed in Japan to maximize cutting performance and edge retention like no other before it. With a HRC scale of 66-67, this knife will make and keep its superior edge for an extreme period of time. It is perfect for those professionals who have daily high-volume prep work for extended hours. The ZDP-189 core is clad with a softer stainless steel to add to its durability and ease of maintenance, and comes equipped with an ambidextrous Octagonal Ebony handle with Sterling Silver ring suitable for left and right hand use. It takes a very high degree of skill to create knives of such exceptional performance and exquisite beauty with a steel of this caliber and is a testament to the extraordinary skill of the artisans. This knife comes with a lacquered magnolia wood saya cover, which is easy to clean and resistant to stain and odor. Hand wash with mild cleanser; NSF Approved; Handmade by skilled tradesmen in Japan.
The Nakiri is a traditional Japanese vegetable knife and is great to have, especially, if you are a lover of soups, salads, herbs, and vegetables. It lends well to chopping and its thin and flat blade edge is designed to make full contact with your cutting surface for a full cut with less chance for your veggies to still be sticking together by a thread. It is reminiscent of a small cleaver and has a blunt tip that comes in handy for such things as cutting the eye out of a potato. This knife is cherished for its ability to chop through root vegetables to thinly slicing delicate tomatoes. 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