Masutani V-1 Tsuchime Nakiri (vegetable knife)
Masutani Nakiri, Western handle,
This Japanese vegetable knife has a blade of double-sided and laminated (sanmai) stainless steel with core of Japanese V-1 steel. The blade is extremely thin and manually sharpened and has no thickenings, sharpening this knife using Japanese water stones is very easy.
These knives are hand made in Echizen Japan by Masutani san. Masutani san (1944) has been a full-fledged knife smith since he was 30 years old. Because of his years of experience, he has now brought a knife series to the market that has a very high price/quality ratio.
The V-1 steel is covered with two layers of softer steel, these ensure that the core steel is resistant to possible damage and oxidation. In addition, the knife has a very nice Tsuchime (hammered) pattern.
- Blade length: 170 mm
- Total length: 293 mm
- Weight: 146gram
- Blade height: 45 mm
- Steel type: core steel: Japanese V-1 stainless steel with 2 layers of soft steel (Sanmai forged).
- Hardness: 58-59 (Rockwell C)
- Handle: Red brown pakkawood handle with seamless riveted stainless steel bolster.
Like all Japanese knives, the Masutani knifes are not dishwasher safe, cleaning and drying after each use is the best treatment for these exclusive products.