Two-Tone Micarta Nakiri 178mm

The beautiful, tapered, hand-filling wa style handle not often seen in Don Nguyen's chef knives, this 178mm nakiri is a work-horse with excellent weight and balance for all-day vegetable chopping. The convex primary bevels are hand-sanded to a satin finish and this blade is quite thin behind the edge, standing a comfortable and versatile 48mm tall at the heel with polished spine and choil. The black linen micarta handle is wide at the back, tapering gently to an ivory paper micarta spacer and ferrule.

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The Story

Don Nguyen, an engineer and designer with an eye for shapes, angles and blade geometry that makes for stunning, purpose-driven kitchen tools, continually experiments with combinations of styles and aesthetics, and this Two-Tone Micarta Nakiri with a wa style handle is a wonderful example. Built for daily use in an heirloom-quality package this and all chef knives by Don are, shaped, finished and heat treated in-house at his one-man shop in Arizona. 

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Blade length: 178mm / 7". Overall length: 318mm / 12.5". Blade width at heel: 3.35mm. Blade width 1" from tip: 1.8mm. Blade height at heel: 48mm. Weight: 7.9oz / 224g. Blade Hardness: 62-63 HRC.
Blade: 52100 carbon steel with satin finish. Handle: Black linen micarta with ivory paper micarta spacer and ferrule.
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