Nakiri knife from Gokoo.
Gokoo is a small artisan blacksmith from Chiba prefecture, east of Tokyo.
Knives from Gokoo are listed as Chiba prefecture's traditional crafts and are sought after by many chefs.
Nakiri translates to " Vegetable cutter " and as the name suggest, it shows amazing performance when used for Fruits & Vegetables.
Its wide surface makes it super easy to slice, shred, dice and do all sorts of knife works. The blade has unique, unpolished black “ Kurouchi “ finish. The blade is thin and tapers out to double bevel shape. The core White ( Shirogami ) 1 carbon steel clad with soft iron to give shock absorbent. It is hard to go back to stainless steel knife, once you experienced the sharpness and durability of carbon steel. Finely sharpened carbon steel edge just simply perform too well. The handle is made of burnt Chestnut wood which is very light.
Back in the old days, burnt chestnut timbers were used for railways pillows because of its durability.
Each knife is hand sharpened before being dispatched. The hand sharpened edge is surprisingly sharp and blade stays sharp for long time.
Please note that the blade is made from high carbon steel and would rust if not maintained properly. Please wash and dry completely and store in dry place after use. A grey coat of patina forms over the carbon steel edge and it is perfectly normal, harmless and protect the blade from rust.
This product is handcrafted. Length, weight, colour and shape may be slightly different from knife to knife.
||Shiro ( White ) 1 carbon Steel core, soft iron clad
||Burnt Chestnut Wood, Plastic Ferrule