Masutani – 165mm Nakiri VG1


Kunio Masutani :

Masutani San works out of a small workshop located in Echizen, Japan.

He’s knives are hand-forged and offers exceptional value for money and is a great choice for passionate home cooks and Chefs who are starting to explore the exciting world of Japanese knives.

The Masutani – 165mm Nakiri is constructed with a core of VG1 Stainless steel which is a high Carbon Stainless manufactured by Takefu special steel Co. VG1 stainless, often compared with AUS-8 and VG10.


Nakiris are double bevel knives designed specifically for working with vegetables. Nakiris are characterized by their flat profiles and squared off tips. This profile makes these knives ideal for push cutting and chopping but awkward for rock cutting. Nakiris are often ground thin to optimize performance and they benefit from a refined cutting edge. A similar design is the traditional single bevel usuba which is also designed specifically for use on vegetables.

Knife Specifications: 

Knife Shape: Nakiri

Blade Length: 165mm

Steel Type: VG1

Rockwell Hardness: 60

Delivery time: 3 to 5 Working days


We use Payfast and EFT as payment method.

Care Instructions:

  • Wash and dry the blade by hand immediately after use. Dishwashers are very bad for all knives.
  • Use a soft cloth to wash the blade. Avoid abrasive dish scrubbers and powders as these can damage the finish of your beautiful knife.
  • Do not cut through bones. You can certainly cut along/beside bones, but do not cut into bones. This can, at worst, chip the blade.
  • Never use this knife to cut frozen food. I’m sure you have a 4×4 somewhere in your kitchen for this job.
  • Never twist, cleave or prise the blade.
  • Always use a wooden or plastic cutting board. Never cut on bamboo, glass, marble, slate, a plate, china, marble, arborite or anything harder than steel.
  • Store knives in a way that the blades will not knock into each other.
  • Never transport knives unprotected.

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