CH010 Japanese Nakiri knife Hammered Aogami Super carbon steel 165mm – Zenpou [$142.00]

Knife TypeNakiri
Blade MaterialAogami super (carbon)
HardnessAround 65 HRC
Double beveled edgeFor right and left-hand users
HandleBrown Pakkawood
Blade Length16.5cm(6.5inch)
Total Length28.5cm(11.2inch)
CountryMade in Japan

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Made of the best carbon steel, Zenpou black Nakiri(Usuba) knife. Hammered Nakiri knife, made of Aogami super steel, known for its sharpness.

Nakiri is a kitchen knife mainly used for vegetables, but it has excellent sharpness, so you can also cut meat and other various ingredients sharp enough.

Aogami Super is the hardest and most wear-resistant Japanese carbon steel, this hardness and wear resistance create the Knife sharpness and long-lasting of sharpness. Aogami Super is known among knife enthusiasts as one of the best steels in the world. If you’re looking for a really sharp knife, you should take Aogami Super knives into consideration.

Aogami Super is not stainless and will rust, but the blade of this knife is covered with stainless steel, so most part of the blade has resistance to oxidation.

The blade is very hard but it is not difficult to sharpen with stone. Carbon steel blade is easier to sharpen than stainless steel one. To maintain its function, it is recommended to have a sharpening stone.

  1. Blade  : Aogami (blue) super is a steel from Hitachi metals. (Aogami = blue is not steel color. Put papers to distinguish steels, Aogami (blue) is the color of this paper and also name of steel.) It has the highest quality of Hitachi Mitals and maximum hardness of Japanese steel(HRC = 65-66). Aogami Super is not stainless steel, it should not leave wet. But it is covered with stainless steel, so most part of the blade has resistance to oxidation. Learn more about Aogami Super.
  2. Tsuba : This part is called Tsuba. There is no space between the blade and handle. So keep clean, and prevents corruption. Almost high-class kitchen knife has Tsuba.
  3. Handle :  Made of red Pakkawood


  • Keep clean and dry after use.
  • Do not use for any frozen foods or bones.
  • Not recommend to clean in dishwasher.

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This is a beautiful knife, well weighted, razor sharp, and high quality. We also have a premium German knife, which is excellent, but for the purpose, this knife is even better!