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Professional Kurouchi Santoku and Nakkiri knife 165mm with horn

General-purpose kitchen knives originating in Japan

Kurouchi santoku and nakkiri knives

Both knives are the most popular length 165mm in Japanese all purpose knives. They have the best steel, the best forging, and the best handle that we know of, for many practical uses in the world. So if you aren't satisfied with these knives, we can't do anything more for you. I believe you can use these knives for more than 20 years.

Santoku: San means three in Japanese. Toku means virtues or uses. The three comes from its use in cutting meat, fish, and vegetables. Santoku bocho is also called Banou bocho (utility), Funayuki bocho (the shape is like ship) or Bunka bocho (culture). The Gyuto has a sharp triangle shaped blade. The Santoku's shape falls somewhere between the shape of the Gyuto and Nakkiri. This Santoku knife was born from the new western food culture chef's knife and the traditional Japanese vegetable knife using Japanese blade making technique.

Nakkiri: People sometimes feel danger from knives with a sharp point. That is why the Nakkiri doesn't have the point. The rectangular blade which people love, has a less intimidating shape. The Nakkiri brings back fond memories of my grandma. This is an old shape. Actually, we can't find many Nakkiri knives in shopping centers even in Japan, but please try one. The wide, straight edge blade is really functional and is specialized for cutting vegetables!

#1 Professional Kurouchi Santoku knife, 165mm blade,
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Total length: 305mm, Width: 47mm, Thickness: taper spine 4.5 - 1.6mm,
Price: JPY37,000 SOLD OUT
#2 Professional Kurouchi Nakkiri knife, 165mm blade,
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Total length: 305mm, Width: 52mm, Thickness: taper spine 4.5 - 1.6mm,
Price: JPY39,000 SOLD OUT Limited 3 pieces in every months

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Double bevel, Blade: Yasuki blue steel core with stainless outer, Handle: Octagonal shaped Enju wood with water buffalo horn hilt
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Oval shaped Ho wood handle with horn hilt +JPY500 arrowPhoto
Wide oval shaped Ho wood handle with horn hilt +JPY500
D-shaped Ho wood handle with horn hilt +JPY500 arrowPhoto
Octagonal shaped walnut wood handle with brown dyed maple hilt +JPY500 arrowPhoto
Octagonal shaped Honduras rose wood handle with white dyed maple hilt +JPY500 arrowPhoto
Custom handles are available now +JPY arrowPhoto 1, arrowPhoto 2, arrowPhoto 3, Ask me the detail!


4.7 out of 5 , based on 3 ratings. 3 user reviews for Professional Santoku and Nakkiri

Mr. Watanabe,
Professional Kurouchi Santoku knife with a 165mm My husband and I want to thank you for the beautiful knife which arrived promptly. The performance and feel of the knife far exceed anything we previously owned. We will be ordering more from you soon.

Rated: 5/5, posted by: Vicky

Dear Shinishi,
Professional Kurouchi Nakkiri knife with a 165mm After using my new vegetable knife now for several week, I am still enthusiastic about its daily performance: well balanced, keeps a sharp edge and easy to sharpen. Yours

Rated: 4/5, posted by: Wolfgang

Hello Shinichi,
I hope you and your family are fine and everything is on the right way.
Here some impressions and experience about the knife.

- Professional Kurouchi Santoku knife with a 165mm blade
Personally I love the unpolished blade. You can see marks from forging and the colour of tempering and so you can get an imagination of the great craftsmanship to build this knife.
As you can see that isn't an industrial mass product. An unique item. It's your knife!
As a result of the used steel and the production process you get a knife with a blade that has a high hardness. Higher then typical european blades has.
The effect: great sharpness and a long lasting edge.
I resharpened it after a week of commonly using. But only a few moves on a water stone was enough and after I used a leather strop I got a shaving razor sharp edge. Great!
The handle is very comfortable and easy to maintain. As the handle isn't symmetrically my wife as an left-hander has no problems to use the knife in a precise way.
The knife is surprisingly light, so it's good for tireless work.

The best knife I ever had. Fine to handle, very sharp, easy to resharpen and long endurance of sharpness.

only once: I have to fight with my wife for using the knife!

So let's go for the next knife;)

Rated: 5/5, posted by: bert