Kuro Kuma XT Nakiri 165mm

165mm handmade nakiri. Blade is sanmai XT semi-stainless steel for easier maintenance.

Kuro Kuma XT Nakiri 165mm

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Kuro Kuma XT 165mm Nakiri

While most Nakiri are quite flat along the edge this knife is a little more rounded and will suit those who prefer a slight rocking action.

Note: As the handle is natural wood, colour and grain of wood will vary. See additional photo of 4 handles for examples of variation of colour and figuring. Each handle is individual.

Kuro Kuma XT Series

Kuro Kuma knives are hand forged from XT steel. While the overall hardness is about 62 HRC there are tiny super hard carbides distributed throughout the steel that aid in edge retention but still allow the edge to be easily resharpened.

More carbon than SG2 but less rust resistance so we classify this range as semi-stainless.

There is much to love about this range, heavier hand feel, smooth cutting action, great edge retention and a slightly taller stance. The fit and finish is slightly agricultural and will appeal to those who believe slight imperfections = personality.

We rarely see hand forged knives of this quality available at these prices so get in quick before they sell out.

  • Unique X shaped pattern on the blade
  • Hammer forged, handmade
  • Walnut handle with morado bolster
  • Heavier than the average Japanese knife
  • 50/50 edge grind suitable for left and right handed users
  • As all knives are handmade the pattern will vary from blade to blade

A light tarnish will form on the blade. If you want to be fussy use a coat of camellia oil after use. The tarnish can also be removed with the application of our rust clean.


Style Nakiri Blade Length 165mm
Overall Length 310mm Weight 160gm
Blade Thickness 4mm tapered Tang Pin tang
Blade Height 49mm
HRC (hardness) 62 Composition Sanmai - semi stainless
Edge 50:50 V bevel Saya Not included


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