Tojiro Traditional Pro Series Nakiri Chopping Knife 16cm

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Tojiro Traditional Pro Series Nakiri Chopping Knife 16cm

The Tojiro Traditional Pro Series Nakiri Chopping Knife 16cm is a Japanese styled knife used for chopping vegetables. It is distinguished by its straight blade edge. This knife allows the user to cut all the way through with ease without the need for any horizontal push and pull.


  • Handcrafted in Niigata, Japan
  • Traditional double-beveled stainless steel blade
  • Handles are crafted from magnolia wood
  • Anti-rust and easy to maintain
  • Durable plastic collar
  • Highest quality molybdenum-vanadium compound steel that is hand polished for an impeccable finish
  • Lifetime manufacturer warranty
  • 90-day no-hassle returns
  • Optional: Pay in 4 interest-free fortnightly installments with AfterPay (valid for total cart amounts $80-$1500)

Traditional Japanese Series

With traditional single-bevel edges of premium-quality stainless steel and natural magnolia wood handles, these super-sharp knives are popular for preparing Japanese cuisine.

Tojiro Traditional Pro Series Nakiri Chopping Knife 16cm

Heston Blumenthal

Owner of the three Michelin stars restaurant The Fat Duck, voted No. 1 in The World's 50 Best Restaurants in 2005.

"The knives I use for their precision, quality and design."

Care Instructions:

  • Do not wash in the dishwasher, as this may cause corrosion of the blades
  • To clean, run under hot water with a small amount of detergent and dry thoroughly
  • Store in a dry, moisture-free place to avoid rusting or discolouration
  • If the knives are not used for an extended period of time, wrap them in a dry cloth or newspaper and store them in a dry place; the hygroscopic paper will keep the blades dry and the oil from the printing ink prevent corrosion
  • Select the correct knife for the task to ensure you will get the best cutting results and you are also easy on the blades
  • To keep the handles on your Tojiro knives in pristine condition, we recommend using camellia oil. It is also good protection for the blade but must be removed from the blade before cooking. Do not use wax, use at your own risk.

Knife Sharpening

Tojiro whetstones and accessories have been developed to cater for the needs of enthusiastic cooks to professional chefs and are available in a wide range of abrasive grades:

  • Coarse (#220-#400) for repairing chips and reshaping the blade
  • Medium (#800-#1000) for regular edge maintenance
  • Fine (#3000-#8000) for polishing and hardening to a razor finish

Double Edge Whetstone Sharpening

To maintain a keen edge on your Tojiro knives, we highly recommend periodic honing with a whetstone.

Our most popular whetstone is Tojiro’s #1000/#3000 combination stone, but you may wish to start with a coarser grit for dull or damaged knives and fine-tune your edge using a high gritstone.

Tojiro recommends sharpening using the “70/30” rule - spend 70% of your time honing the primary cutting side of your knife, and 30% on the reverse side removing burrs.

If you’re right-handed, the primary cutting side is the right side of the knife when held in a natural cutting position; if you’re left-handed, it’s the left side of the knife.

Guide to Whetstone Sharpening

Tojiro Domestic Non-Slip Stand Whetstone #1000

About Tojiro

For over one thousand years, Japanese sword and knife makers have been renowned for crafting the world’s sharpest, hardest and most refined blades.Tojiro, one of Japan’s top knife makers, still follows ancient techniques handed down by generations of master smiths to handcraft knives for the 21st century.

All Tojiro knives are painstakingly made at their Niigata, Japan factory. Tojiro knives are the #1 selling brand for professionals in Japan.

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    I recommend this product

    Thank you Ken

    Excellent - a little surprised and quite pleased to receive such a rapid response to my request for care and sharpening info for my new knife set - and on the weekend! Thanks Ken

    Joel S.
    Australia Australia
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    Excellent Value in Knives

    The service I received was above and beyond. For a basic knife the quality was superb, it was a shame the care instructions were only in Japanese (thank goodness for Google Translate). The only downside was it took so long for Australian Post to deliver to Newcastle

    Wayne M.
    Australia Australia
    I recommend this product

    Tojiro Traditional Pro Series Nakiri Chopping Knife 16cm

    Great knife, great price, fast delivery.

    Geoff B.
    Australia Australia
    I recommend this product

    Cleaver knife

    Great service and fast postage . The cleaver is of very good quality and very sharp My only complaint is that the blade is a bit too wide . I recommend you put up width of blade . Thank you

    Denise R.
    Australia Australia
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    I have a collection I love this product and brand

    Alice C.
    Australia Australia