Posted on 2023-06-27
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  •  Slovenia
  • $90.00

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Product description

The Tojiro Nakiri Zen with a 165mm blade length is an excellent choice for a versatile, low-maintenance, and affordable knife. Here are the details about this knife:

Definition of Zen:

a Japanese sect of Mahayana Buddhism that aims at enlightenment by direct intuition through meditation
a state of calm attentiveness in which one's actions are guided by intuition rather than by conscious effort
the name of a series of knives by the Japanese smithy Tojiro, identifiable by traditional magnolia wood handles and sleek polished blades.
The nakiri shape is specifically designed for cutting vegetables, making it perfect for both long and short cuts. The thin tip allows for precise work. The nakiri knife, also known as nakiri bocho, features a square, thin blade with a deep, flat belly. Its design allows for efficient cutting as the entire flat edge of the knife touches the cutting board at once, eliminating the need for horizontal pulling or pushing.

The blade is made from VG-10 steel, which stands for Vanadium "gold" standard. VG-10 is a stainless steel with a relatively high carbon content (1%), 15% chromium (Cr), 1% molybdenum (Mo), 0.3% vanadium (V), and 1.5% cobalt (Co). The combination of these elements forms hard carbides, making the steel highly abrasion-resistant and ensuring long-lasting, smooth sharpness. The VG-10 steel used in this knife is heat treated to a hardness of 60-61 HRC.

The excellent VG-10 steel with a hardness of 61 HRC is clad with two layers of softer stainless steel. The outer layers of softer stainless steel form a "shinogi" line along the entire edge of the blade. This shinogi line represents the boundary between the harder inner steel and the outer layers of softer steel, providing added durability and protection.

The blade has a double bevel (50/50 symmetrical) edge, making it suitable for both right and left-handed users.

The blade features a clean and highly polished (migaki) finish, enhancing its visual appeal.

The blade seamlessly extends into a traditional Japanese round Wa handle made of magnolia wood, a common material for Japanese knife handles. The handle is designed to be suitable for both left-handed and right-handed users and features a black plastic ferrule.

Tojiro is one of the largest Japanese kitchen knife manufacturers, known for producing top-quality knives at a reasonable price. They are renowned in Japan and internationally for their commitment to advanced technologies and constant improvements in knife design and materials. Tojiro's knives are highly regarded for their sharpness, and their team is dedicated to creating exceptional kitchen tools.

Overall, the Tojiro Nakiri Zen is a reliable and versatile knife that combines the craftsmanship of Tojiro and the performance of VG-10 steel. It is an excellent addition to any kitchen, offering precise vegetable cutting capabilities with ease of maintenance.


  • Unused with imperfections

In original packaging?

  • Yes

Imperfections (if any)


Country of origin

  • Japan


  • Tojiro

Blade shape

  • Nakiri

Blade length (mm)


Steel category

  • Stainless steel

Steel type

  • VG-10

Steel hardness (HRC)

  • 60

Handle material

  • Natural (wood)

Seller's return policy

  • Domestic returns only (5-day Return Policy)
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