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Photos Help Identify Vintage JAPANESE Kitchen Knife

Discussion in 'Kitchen Cutlery & Tools' started by Bangini, Jun 28, 2018.

  1. Bangini


    May 20, 2018

    Picked this little guy up today from a local estate sale. Previous owners were From Japan.

    I've searched all over the internet for answers as to what type of knife this is and have had no luck.

    It has a 3 inch blade, overall about 6.5 inches. The Blade is razor sharp, and is super fat at the top. Any help would be great!





  2. mete

    mete Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 10, 2003
    I wonder if that's not a custom tool perhaps for fish ?
  3. Lapedog

    Lapedog Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 7, 2016
    I thought it was a Nakiri vegetable knife until I saw the thick spine.
  4. KenHash

    KenHash Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 2014
    It is a Japanese pruning knife. For gardening/plant care.
    Actually, it's more accurate to cal it a "pruning hatchet" because it's called
    a nata, which is long like a knife but used only for chopping like a hatchet.
    Last edited: Jun 29, 2018
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  5. Bangini


    May 20, 2018
    After searching Nata knives, I believe thats what it is. Thanks!

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