Muneishi Aogami Damascus Nakiri (vegetable knife), 165 mm
Muneishi damascus Nakiri, 165 mm
This Japanese vegetable knife has a core of Japanese Aogami # 2 carbon steel with 2 softer types of damascus steel as a protective layer (sanmai) on the outside. This double-sided sharpened knife is completely hand-forged by the master blacksmith Kosuke Muneishi-san and is one of a kind. The blade is very thin and manually sharpened and has no thickening, which makes sharpening very easy.
Muneishi-hamono was established in 1955, Mr. Hirotaka Muneishi, the second generation blacksmith, manufactures forest knives such as axes and machetes, and Mr. Kosuke Muneishi, the third generation blacksmith, forges kitchen knives. Kosuke Muneishi carries out all the steps himself: tempering, forging, hammering and sharpening knives.
- Blade length: 165 mm
- Total length: 315 mm
- Weight: 180 grams
- Steel type: core steel: Japanese Aogami # 2 steel "Blue paper steel" (not stainless) with 2 layers of damascus steel
- Hardness: 63-64 (Rockwell C)
- Handle: Oval rosewood and head of black pakka wood.