Nakiri knife 16.5cm Tojiro Zen

€105.00
  • Brands TOJIRO
  • Product Code: FD-568
  • Availability: In Stock


The Nakiri knife 16.5 cm Tojiro Zen is the Japanese version for vegetable chopper. 

The Nakiri blade shape is traditional for Japanese vegetable knives and is mostly used for cutting all kinds of vegetables, fish, meat, slicing and dicing.

Opposite to the gyuto, the nakiri isn’t rocked like a chef's knife. Instead, with just a simple effortless push, it cuts with great precision vegetables of all kinds. 

In spite of its hatchet shape, this knife is not suitable for dissecting bones.





The Tojiro Zen collection radiates the Japanese tradition of knife-making. 

The blade of the knives is comprised of three layers. The central layer of the blade is made of VG-10 steel, an extremely hard core alloy with the addition of cobalt, hardened to a hardness of 60+/-1 HRC Rockwell, developed by Takefu industries.
The core is clad with a softer, 
corrosion-resistant 13-chrome steel.

The Zen series consists of traditional Japanese shaped knives. The relatively large traditional D-handle on these knives is made from light-weight oak wood with a black PC resin ferrule.

The handle is shaped in the traditional Japanese D-shape. Basically this means it is suited for right-handed use, but the a-symmetry does not bother for left-handed users.

Use and Care

  • Use a sharpening stone to sharpen your knife
  • Hand wash in warm water and towel dry
  • Do not cut any frozen foods
Technical Specifications
Brand TOJIRO Co., ltd
Country of origin Japan
Series Zen
Type Japanese
Overall length 30.4 cm
Blade length 16 cm
Blade width 5 cm
Blade thickness 2.3 mm
Damascus Yes
Number of layers 3
Alloy VG10 with Chrome 13
Hardness 60+/-1 HRC
Finish blade Damaskus satin
Total angle 30°
Sharpening angle 15°
Bevel Double edge 50/50 symmetrical
Handle length 12,7 cm
Handle material Oak wood with black PC resin ferrule
Dishwasher safe No
Weight 155 gr
Handmade No
Warranty on materials and manufacturing defects 2 years
Boxed Yes