Macassar Ebony Nakiri
This blade features what is commonly known as an S-Grind—a deep hollow milled into the blade just above the edge, which creates an S shape when looking down the knife from the heel. This design allows air to get behind the food with every slice, eliminating the suction present on flat ground knives and making quick work of even the most hard-to-cut ingredients, such as onions, potatoes, and cucumbers.
Each knife is hand tuned to find its unique balance point just in front of the bolster, for optimal controllability. Its handle is crafted from Macassar Ebony which is sanded to a low lustre and oiled for protection. It features a hand textured brass inlay. The blade itself has a hand-rubbed satin finish that has been etched for a darker appearance. This produces a versatile knife that is both functional and attractive.
Like the entire Nordquist Designs line, this Nakiri is of truly heirloom quality. Handcrafted in the British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley from locally-sourced materials, these kitchen tools are made to last generations.
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1084 High Carbon Steel
310mm (12”) Overall Length
170mm (6.75”) Cutting Edge
66mm (2.75") Tall at Heel