Black Micarta Nakiri 170mm

Black paper micarta over birdseye maple liners on the expertly tapered full-tang handle of this 170mm nakiri by Don Nguyen give it an understated yet unquestionably elegant appearance. Hand sanded to a satin finish, the 52100 carbon steel blade balances at the choil and has a full distal taper with rounded, polished spine. Don's signature handle style is as comfortable in the hand over long periods as any design we've handled and the weight of this knife at 6.3oz (180g) combined with a beautifully thin edge means effortless cutting from morning to night.

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As an engineering student at the University of Arizona, Don Nguyen built custom race cars. Focusing his experience and knowledge of materials, metallurgy and design solely on custom chef's knives since graduating, Don is creating some of the finest handcrafted culinary tools today. Working at his one-man shop Don designs and crafts each element of the knives he builds by hand, experimenting with new techniques and continually expanding his repertoire. This Black Micarta Nakiri 170mm with its stunning handle and blade geometry is a gleaning example of his capabilities.

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Blade length: 170mm / 6.7". Overall length: 11.8". Blade width 1" in front of heel: 3mm. Blade height at heel: 48mm. Weight: 6.3oz / 180g.
Blade: 52100 carbon steel with satin finish. Handle: Black paper micarta with birdseye maple liners.
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