Murata Aogami 1 – Nakiri 165mm




Takeo Murata is a blacksmith from Kochi Japan. He started his apprenticeship at 16 in 1965 and is very well known for his craftsmanship and the balance of his knives.

The Murata Santoku is a well balanced with a really nice Black hammered Kurouchi finish. The blade is hand forged from Blue #1 carbon steel Cladded in Softer Iron for added protection. The Murata Santoku is a knife that needs a bit of TLC as the steel is fully reactive but will patina very nicely overtime.

We do recommend grabbing a Rust eraser or Camellia oil for maintenance.

The Nakiri, an under-utilised knife in Western kitchens however massively popular in Eastern kitchens, has a straight blade profile which is optimal for push cutting through vegetables and the added weight of the blade also results it it falling through food with less resistance. The Nakiri makes quick work of mountains of vegetable prep wether you are at home or in a professional setting.


Rockwell Hardness is 61-63.


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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