The Masamoto KK Series is Masamoto’s most affordable range of hand-made Japanese traditional-style Kasumi knives, however, they maintain the high standards of craftsmanship, product quality and cutting performance that Masamoto are famous for.
Masamoto KK Series Knife uses a blade core of Hitachi White Steel No.2 (Shiro-ko #2; HRc. 62-63), which is forge-welded and sandwiched with soft iron. White Steel No.2 is very pure and is capable of achieving a high hardness level without being overly brittle, therefore it can be used to create very sharp edges with good edge retention, which are still easy to sharpen.
This knife is fitted with a traditional Japanese ‘Oval-shaped’ magnolia wood handle with a water buffalo horn ferrule / collar.
The Nakiri is a double bevel edged knife that is rectangular in profile and has a tall, thin blade. It is popular throughout Japan and is often used by home cooks for quickly and efficiently chopping, slicing or mincing vegetables and fruit. It is becoming increasingly popular with vegetarians.
Knife Model: Masamoto KK Series Nakiri
Blade Material: White Steel No.2
Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 62 to 63
Blade Grind and Edge Shape: Double Bevel Edge 50/50
Handle Material: Oval Shaped Magnolia Wooden Handle with Water Buffalo Horn Ferrule
Saya Included: No.
Nakiri 165mm (6.4")
Total Length: 305mm
Blade Thickness: 3.7mm
Blade Width: 55mm
Total Weight: 180g
This knife comes with 50/50 double bevel edge geometry for both right and left handed use.
For your information, Japanese Kitchen knives are generally designed for right hand use with a slightly thicker and rounded grinding on the right side blade and a less rounded (almost straight flat) grinding on the left side blade. However, both right and left hander can use the knives that have double bevel edge sharpened 50/50 without problems.
We believe the quality and cutting performance of Japanese knives are the best in the world, and hope you enjoy the fine craftsmanship and their sharp edge of your new knife. With proper cares, every Japanese knife should be your special cooking partner for a long time.
This is the Carbon steel blade kitchen knife that can get rust and discolor easily, and requires extra care and attention to prevent rust.
Honestly, its a very good knife, however like any other carbon knife, this one rusts very easily. I gave it 4 stars because of practicality. Its a nakiri, so I would br citting vegetables at work and it cuts cery well, the only downside is that I have to abstain from cutting acidic things, which makes it less practical for professional use. Would definitely recommend for a home cook or someone who doesnt work around a lot of onions... LOL.
My first nakiri style knife. Sharp right from the box like every knife i have order here. Nothing bad to say from the knife.
Beautiful Nakiri, Got some weight on it compare to some other Nakiri's I've used. Perfect for vegetable cutting, however the fit and finish on this knife is not the best, KS series has better fit and finish than the KK series for sure.
I've handled many knives in my life and this is the best performing of them all. Blown away with how incredible the edge is and how long it retains an edge. Great for extremely fine detailed work.