Ittetsu Nakiri 165mm Shirogami #1 Iron Clad

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€137.55 (Inc. VAT)
€115.59 (Ex. VAT)
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In traditional Japanese aesthetics, wabi-sabi is a world view cantered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection. The aesthetic is sometimes described as one of appreciating beauty that is "imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete" in nature.

The Shirogami 1 core steel (HRC 62+) that is known for its purity and for being as close to the tamahagane steel that traditional katana were once made from. The rustic kurouchi, oil slick finish that Ittetsu Hamono is famous for, coupled with the beautiful, yet simple mono octagonal walnut handle embodies the wabi sabi perspective in my opinion.

The blade is smooth where you want it to be and rough where it is aesthetically pleasing. The Ittetsu Nakiri profile is a classic Japanese profile, flat with a slightly curved section just before the nose of the blade. At the spine the blade has a subtle taper from 3.2mm above the heel to 1.8mm at the nose and the blade has an approximate 50mm hight from heel to nose.

Well balanced for a pinch grip and light in weight. This knife is a great value razor sharp option at a very reasonable price.

Blade Type:
Blade Finish:
Iron Clad San Mai
Core Steel:
Shirogami #1
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Spine Mid:
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Blade Height:
Handle Type:
Mono Octagonal Wa
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