A piece of functional art that has a story to tell. The handle was sculpted from Coconut palm that I resin stabilized in-house. In the Philippines, the wood is known locally as “Bahi.” Known for its durability, it finds its use predominantly in Arnis clubs and occasionally, utensils. The strength and light weight of this material makes it stand out among wood species, with a distinct wood grain that makes it easily identifiable as palm. The fact that this material comes from the same tree that produces coconuts is also a nice thing to note.
In utility, the Nakiri shines most when used to cut any kind of vegetable. It's a task-specific knife that has a flatter edge for easy push/pull cuts, with a very slight curve near the tip to allow even rock chopping when needed.
A hand-tooled leather scabbard comes with this knife, making it a matching set. I chose a chocolate-colored sharkskin to match the coconut palm, hand-stitched with a coffee colored nylon thread to match.
The low maintenance quality of the knife as a whole, together with the fine grind geometry, makes this knife so much fun to use! Truly, the Nakiri is a conversation piece that's an excellent addition to your kitchen!
Blade Steel: AEB-L High Carbon Stainless (cryo frozen & 3x tempered to 62HRc)
Blade Size: 61mm (2.4 inch) tall at the heel, with a 180mm (7 inch) cutting edge
Handle: Stabilized Coconut Palm, Brass-infused carbon fiber, Brass corby bolt
Sheath: Chocolate dyed sharkskin, stitched with coffee colored thread. Sculpted coconut palm hardware, with my own bungee cord lock design.
Knife Weight: 254.6grams
Total Weight (with sheath): 400grams
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*Handles are waterproof, hand wash only with a soft sponge
*This is a vegetable cleaver with a fine edge primarily used to cut vegetables. Do not cleave it through bone or frozen meat/ingredients.