Takamura Octagon 165mm Nakiri

A truly extraordinary hammer forged vegetable knife for advanced users. Takamura Octagon series is vastly superior to the Takamura red handle series. Always in hot demand and usually out of stock.

Takamura Octagon 165mm Nakiri

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Takamura Octagon 165mm Nakiri

The Nakiri is basically a double bevelled version of the usuba. It is probably the most popular style of knife found in Japanese domestic kitchens. Although the shape is like a chopper it is used in a slicing motion and due to the ultra thin blade should never be used for chopping through anything hard.

Takamura Octagon Series

The Octagon series from Takamura are hammer forged knives true to the Echizen Uchihamono tradition. The blades are made from R2 steel clad in layers of soft and hard steel to create a flowing damascus pattern. The damascus pattern is further enhanced by a light acid etch that brings out the beauty of the hammer forged damascus. A fully integrated stainless bolster and stainless counterweight is embedded in the end of the handle to further enhance the charms of this range.

The Takamura Edge

All powder steel knives produced by Takamura Hamono are ground to a razor fine edge. They are seriously sharp but be careful not to cut dense items as you may damage the edge. We also do not recommend these knives to customers who feel their knife skills may need brushing up.

Please note:

  • This blade is sharpened to a fine edge and will chip if mishandled
  • Use only on foods with no hard seeds, bones or tough parts
  • Do not slice through the caramelized parts of meat or crackling
  • Don't chop roughly on the board, use a smooth slicing action


Style Nakiri Blade Length 160mm
Overall Length 305mm Weight 170gm
Blade Thickness 2mm Tang Full tang
HRC (hardness) 62 Composition Nickel damascus with R2 core
Edge 50:50 double hamaguri bevel Saya Not included


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