Kisuke Blue 2 Warikomi Nakiri 165mm

$235.00 USD


Style: Nakiri
Blade Length: 165mm
Weight: ~180grs
Blade Material: Blue 2 Carbon Steel core + Soft Iron Tscuhime Kurouchi Finish
Handle Material: Indian Rosewood & Honduran Rosewood Bolster
HRC: 62-63


Blade Type

The Nakiri knife, revered in Japanese culinary traditions, is engineered for exceptional vegetable cutting. Featuring a distinct, straight-edged, and rectangular blade, it excels in creating uniform, precise cuts and aesthetic presentation. Its technical design ensures efficiency and precision, making it a valuable tool for both professional chefs and home cooks.

Steel Type

Japanese Blue Steel #2, or "Aogami" #2, is a revered high-carbon steel alloyed with low amounts of chromium and tungsten. It strikes an excellent balance between durability, edge retention, and ease of sharpening. Slightly more ductile than Blue #1, it's widely used in crafting traditional Japanese knives, beloved by chefs for its resilience and sharpness, albeit is slightly softer than Blue 1.

Recommended Maintenance

Store it in a dry environment using magnetic strips, knife rolls, or sayas. Avoid hitting hard or frozen objects and twisting the blade while cutting. These knives are not dishwasher safe. Clean with hot water and a soft cloth, and dry immediately after use to prevent rust spots on the high carbon steel. For more information please read the blog below.



Embracing a rapid rise in popularity for his unique designs and committment to striving for perfection, Shunsuke Manaka is the man behind Kisuke knives. From the sketchbook to the kitchen, he is the sole craftsman behind the entire knifemaking process. Shunsuke engineers these knives using a process known as Warikomi, whereby a glowing hot piece of steel is split, and the core steel is wedged in and forged together. The split steel becomes the outer layers, and the core steel is exposed at the edge. This process produces a stronger, tougher more durable blade.

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Based on 10 reviews
Ryan Fletcher
Ummmm, lost for words

Beautiful, razor sharp and did I mention beautiful? Chefs edge obviously only source out the best.

Ryan Fletcher
Ummmm, lost for words

Beautiful, razor sharp and did I mention beautiful? Chefs edge obviously only source out the best.

Kane Burnet
Pleasure to use

Stunning knife that is fantastic to use. Pleasure to use

Lee Cox
Outstanding Quality

This is such a beautiful knife, the craftsmanship is second to none, outstanding quality. It’s very sharp and holds a great edge, it’s even very easy to bring back on the stone. We’re so glad we bought it, it’s worth every penny. Looking forward to buying more from the store.

Florian Spießl
my favourite kitchenknife

Racorsharp and my favourite kitchenknife !

Thank you ☺️