Kikusumi NATUR Sakura 16.5 cm Nakiri Knife Japanese G3 Steel Nashiji Finish
Weight: 6.0 oz / 170g
Blade Length: 6.5” / 16.5 cm
Blade Width 3 mm
Blade Height 2.2” / 5.5 cm
Handle Length: 5” / 13 cm
Total Lenght: 12.6” / 32 cm
Handle Length: 5” / 13 cm
Nakiri knife has a uniquely shaped blade that makes it optimal for preparing vegetables. The blade is wide from heel to tip so it can process vegetables evenly and with a variety of motions that allow the blade to do most of the work. . Whether pushing the knife down and forward or using the Japanese katsura peeling motion, the NATUR Sakura Nakiri makes it easy with its thin, sharp and solid blade. This nakiri knife is a must have in kitchens processing large amounts of vegetables and fruit for smoothies, soups and salads For preparing fruit and vegetables the NATUR Sakur Nakiri is a remarkably consistent and precise tool to own with a beautiful look and feel that inspires.
The NATUR collection is 100% forged and handcrafted in Japan for those who love the craftsmanship and values of the artisan tradition. Traditional & modern forging combined to produce high quality steel accented with natural woods and detailed refinements. NATUR series of knives are built with sustainably harvested woods that will last decades. NATUR captures the best qualities of the forging spirit in a knife that is authentically artisan in every detail. It offers the cook a remarkably precise cutting tool with a rustic yet refined aesthetic.
We created these as mono-handles so the pure beauty of the Sakura wood shines through. Sakura is considered a high-end wood in Japan used for musical instruments & furniture. Sakura is iconically associated witht the Spring sakura blossom festivals. The texture is dense and smooth. The wood surface is finished beautifully with traditional Japanese polishing techniques. Sakura wood is resistant to cracking and is less likely to warp or be deformed thanks to its tough viscoelasticity. A high oil content and resin sealed handle resists water.
SUSTAINABLY HARVESTED WOOD
At Kikusumi we are committed to a future where we grow our resources and replace them. This means we grow our resources and replace them. When sourced responsibly, wood can play a big part in helping tackle climate change as healthy forests help offset carbon emissions. The sakura forest in is managed carefully to avoid overharvesting because it is considered to be such a valuable source of the wood. Today responsible forest stewardship is an important element of sustainable growth and Kikusumi sakura handles fulfill this goal of using resources responsibly.
At Kiksusumi we work with only the best forgers and artisans and the NATUR series represents this well. The quality of a knife depends not only on the type of steel but also the quality of the forging. Blades forged 100% in Tosa, Japan offers a superior blend of tradition and modern knife making than those made elsewhere. G3 steel is a breakthrough in metallurgy that combines the performance of high-carbon steel with the convenience of a semi-stainless steel. Simply dry after use and it won’t rust. No need to oil blades. G3 steel is easy to sharpen and holds it edge better than stainless steels. Similar in performance to shirogami #2 but without the high maintenance so you can enjoy cooking more.
Each Sakura octagonal mono-handle is finished with a tradtional yakking (burned) logo just like it was done back in the Edo period. Blades receive 3 beautiful kanji engravings that express its orgins. 菊 炭 KIKUSUMI 銀三 G3 土佐 TOSA