Nakiri Type Japanese Kitchen Knife Definition

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Nakiri ( 菜切)
- Also Nakkiri. Rectangular, thin blade vegetable knife. Excels in delicate vegetable cutting chores. Double grind. Comes with both, western and Japanese handles - see Watanabe Nakiri Review. Photo shows Kakugata(角型菜切) style nakiri. Also referred as Kansaigata.


  • Typically a Double Grind knife.
  • Common Blade Length - 165-180mm(6.5-7.09")
  • Blade Length Range - 120-240mm(4.72-9.45")

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