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Katsuko Tanaka kitchen knives with nashiji finish

Katsuko Tanaka kitchen knives with nashiji finish

We are pleased to be able to show you these extraordinarily beautiful knives. The cutler Katsuko Tanaka lives and works in the Nagasaki prefecture, at some distance from the traditional centres of Japanese cutlers. Thus, in one way or another, remote from westernization trends in design and choice of materials which influence many other Japanese cutlers, he decided to pursue a traditional line all of his own.

The Japanese term “nashiji” (English: pear skin pattern) refers to the result of a technique that appears to leave the surface finish of a blade looking unfinished and rustic. The carbon steel core of these three-layered blades consists of Aogami no. 1, also called blue paper steel, which is tough and resilient and can be hardened to HRC 64. This steel core is not rustproof and will darken to some extent after longer use to form an attractive contrast to the rustproof steel layers on either side.

The octagonal knife handle is made from walnut and has an ebony ferrule.

The given dimensions serve as general orientation only and can differ from knife to knife, because the knives are all hand-forged.

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Nashiji Petty

Small handy knife for general kitchen chores

Nashiji Petty blade length 120 mm
Blade width midpoint 32 mm
Blade width at start of tang 35 mm
Blade thickness midpoint 1.4 mm
Blade thickness at start of tang 2.5 mm

Code 315220CartPrice € 115.00

Nashiji Petty blade length 150 mm
Blade width midpoint 32 mm
Blade width at start of tang 35 mm
Blade thickness midpoint 1.6 mm
Blade thickness at start of tang 2.6 mm

Code 315221CartPrice € 125.00


Nashiji Santoku

All-purpose knife for the kitchen

Nashiji Santoku blade length 165 mm
Blade width midpoint 49 mm
Blade width at start of tang 50 mm
Blade thickness midpoint 1.5 mm
Blade thickness at start of tang 3.2 mm

Code 315222CartPrice € 169.00


Nashiji Nakiri

Classic vegetable knife

Nashiji Nakiri blade length 165 mm
Blade width midpoint 57 mm
Blade width at start of tang 57 mm
Blade thickness midpoint 1.6 mm
Blade thickness at start of tang 3.1 mm

Code 315223CartPrice € 169.00


Nashiji Bunka

Robust multi-purpose knife with a thicker blade

Nashiji Bunka blade length 170 mm
Blade width midpoint 51 mm
Blade width at start of tang 53 mm
Blade thickness midpoint 2.1 mm
Blade thickness at start of tang 3.5 mm

Code 315224CartPrice € 175.00


Nashiji Gyuto

All-purpose knife with a long blade

Nashiji Gyuto blade length 210 mm
Blade width midpoint 50 mm
Blade width at start of tang 54 mm
Blade thickness midpoint 2.1 mm
Blade thickness at start of tang 3.0 mm

Code 315225CartPrice € 195.00

Nashiji Gyuto blade length 240 mm
Blade width midpoint 54 mm
Blade width at start of tang 58 mm
Blade thickness midpoint 2.1 mm
Blade thickness at start of tang 3.5 mm

Code 315226CartPrice € 210.00


Nashiji Sujihiki

Classic Japanese filleting knife

Nashiji Sujihiki blade length 270 mm
Blade width midpoint 35 mm
Blade width at start of tang 39 mm
Blade thickness midpoint 1.8 mm
Blade thickness at start of tang 3.0 mm

Code 315227CartPrice € 235.00

Nashiji Sujihiki blade length 300 mm
Blade width midpoint 36 mm
Blade width at start of tang 41 mm
Blade thickness midpoint 1.8 mm
Blade thickness at start of tang 3.0 mm

Code 315228CartPrice € 275.00
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