Sakai Kyuba x Japana Vegetable Knife 16cm – The Nakiri

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Coveted for their beautiful and detailed design, as well as the cuts they produce. Under the Sakai Kyuba brand lies the Japanese artistry of one of the most famous blade masters in Sakai, Osaka. Nakiri knife is perfect for more fleshy structured vegetables and fruit like potatoes or butternut squash.

– Packed in a beautiful traditional Japanese wooden box
– Blade set in beautiful stabilised premium-cut maple wood available in green, blue and brown
– Lifetime guarantee

EAN Code SKU: KI_KN_KYUBANAKIRI Categories: ,

Product Description

About the Nakiri

Japanese Nakiri knives are mostly used for cutting vegetables. They feature a thin and wide blade and squared off tips. As it is designed for chopping veggies, the knife has a straight blade that can cut through long items (think eggplants, carrots) as well as make super thin slices out of cucumber, bitter gourd, tomatoes and the likes. Its double bevel makes it perfect for both left and right-handed use. 

Thanks to their straight blade, Nakiri are ideal for julienne, brunoise allumette and other precision knife cuts for vegetables.  Also a great tool for cutting into very hard skinned produce like pumpkins and squash.

 

About the handle

The beautiful handles are made with extremely limited European Maple Burl dyed in green and blue. The wood is dried for two years before it undergoes the process of stabilisation and colour dying. This ensures the wood is completely waterproof to avoid bacteria growth and is able to last generations. The stabilised premium-cut maple burl is cut into the octagonal shaped ambidextrous handle, giving you a firm grip on the knife. 

Not only are the handles aesthetically pleasing, they are also light. This allows for maximum precision and more controlled movements during use. After all, maple wood is known for being a strong and durable wood with good resistance to decay. Overall, the knife is perfectly balanced and very light.

 

Timeless

Nothing about Sakai Kyuba is left to chance. It has been designed, forged and rigorously tested to serve your family for generations. Made from the highest quality V10 46-layer Damascus hammered stainless steel – sturdier and sharper than anything you have experienced before. Presented in a natural-coloured pinewood box for safe storage and keeping. Backed by a lifetime guarantee.

 

Craftsmanship

Although inspired by 1000 years of tradition, each of the Sakai Kyuba blades is absolutely unique. Every single one has been meticulously handmade and perfected in Japan by Sakai’s  (堺市) master blacksmith.  Forged with Damascus steel – legendary for its plasticity, hardness and distinctive patterns. Handle and blade satin-finished to a subtle, yet stunning lustre. Crafted, not manufactured. No handle pattern is the same, guaranteeing you a unique piece of craftsmanship.

 

Maintenance

Like most equipment, knives need a little love and care. You need to sharpen them regularly and depending on the type of steel, dry them immediately after use. These are 3 general rules you should follow:

      1. Don’t put your knife in a dishwasher, ever.
      2. Store your knives either on the magnetic knife stripknife stand, or sheathed in the utensil drawer.
      3. Don’t slide your knife, blade down, across the cutting board to clear away what you just chopped.

Also, check our full guide on how to properly maintain the knife and sharpen it.

Additional Information

Color

Blue, Brown, Green

Maker

Japana

HRC

Steel Type

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Knife Handle

Blade Length

Knife Type

Waterproof

Yes

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Here at Japana we make sure that the products we send to you are checked for exceptional quality and that the packaging is always secure and sturdy, so that you receive undamaged, high quality goods which will last a lifetime. We believe our customers should not worry about buying premium products online, this is why our Sakai Kyuba x Japana range comes with a lifetime guarantee. 

The lifetime guarantee covers any defects in manufacturing and materials that functionally impair the knife. Japana will repair or replace any of the Sakai Kyuba x Japana products free of charge. Please note that in the case of a set, only the faulty item will be replaced. 

Our lifetime guarantee does not cover:

  • Damage caused by normal wear and tear, accident or negligence. 
  • Damage caused by improper use (knocks, dents, crushing, drops, etc.).
  • Damage due to loss, theft, fire or other causes beyond our control.
  • Damage caused by commercial, professional, or workplace use.
  • Damage due to improper storage.  

 All returned items will be posted at the buyers expense other than where it’s a manufacturers fault. In this instance we will be happy to refund any postage costs along with arranging a replacement. You will need to send us a copy of your postage receipt in order to receive a refund. If you have any quality concerns, please contact us at info@japanahome.com.

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