Ohishi Ginsan Nashiji Nakiri (Vegetable), 165mm
This 165mm Ginsan Nakiri is another beautiful Japanese kitchen knife from the Ohishi Ginsan series. When you take it out of its box it has a comfortably solid feel and a weight that is perfect for those heavier Vegetable prep jobs. With the balance of the knife just forward of the heel, it is perfect for the pinch grip when cutting.
I decided to trial the Nakiri by prepping some sweet potato chips, carrots, and cabbage and found that out of the box it handled the jobs with ease. The height of the blade and the weight made the work easy.
The Ohishi Ginsan Nakiri would make a great set with the Ginsan Petty and the Ginsan Gyuto.
Washing – Hand wash with soapy water, rinse the blade with Hot water. Dry your knives as soon as possible after washing and do not leave them wet for extended periods of time. Do not wash in a dishwasher!
Storage – Store in a cool, dry place. Do not store in cutlery draw with other knives. Use a knife rack or at a minimum a cover for the knife to protect the edge
Sharpening - It is recommended to sharpen these knives to a fine edge on a Japanese Whetstone. However, for touch-up sharpening, you can use a Ceramic Steel and a 2 or 3 Wheel Japanese Water sharpener as these are designed for the angle of bevel angle of Japanese knives.