Yoshimune Ishizuchi Kurouchi Blue #2 18cm Nakiri
Yoshimune Ishizuchi Kurouchi Blue #2 18cm Nakiri

Ishizuchi Kurouchi Blue #2 18cm Nakiri

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Yoshimune knives are crafted by Ishizuchi 石鎚 smiths in the Tosa region of Japan. This small team of blacksmiths follow the region’s rich 400 year history of crafting edged tools. These blades are a workhorse for home and pro chefs alike. They have great balance and feel, and feature the traditional rustic blue/black kurouchi or blacksmith's finish. Yoshimune blade smiths use Blue & White high-carbon steels made by Hitachi Metals Ltd. These are popular among knife makers and chefs in Japan and globally due to it’s fantastic edge retention, toughness, and ease of sharpening. It contains few stainless elements, meaning the blade develops a patina, and is prone to rust spots if left wet after use.

Nakiris are typically a double bevel knife specifically designed to work with vegetables. The design is derived from the Japanese single bevel Usuba with a very thin spine, squared tip, wide and straight profile.



  • Knife Type - Nakiri
  • Bevel Type Double-Bevel
  • Grind - Half Flat Grind
  • Material Blue #2 Aogami
  • Forging Construction Sanmai
  • Method Hammer Forge
  • Handle Type - Hidden Tang Octagon 
  • Handle Material - Walnut (Kurumi)
  • Bolster Ø
  • Ferrule Pakkawood
  • Sheath/Guard/Saya Ø
  • Blade length - 18cm
  • Overall Length 36.8cm
  • Spine Thickness 3mm at handle
  • Blade Height - 56mm
  • Weight -
  • HRC Rockwell 62
  • Maker Yoshimune Hamono
  • Origin or Country of Origin Tosa, Japan


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