Kai 6716N Wasabi Black Nakiri Knife, 6.5-Inch

Last updated: June 9, 2020

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Product Details

In our analysis of 36 expert reviews, the Kai 6716N Wasabi Black Nakiri Knife, 6.5-Inch placed 6th when we looked at the top 9 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Born in Seki City, Japan’s famous knife-making capital, the Kai name has meant quality for over 111 years. Today, Kai serves customers worldwide, providing beautiful, high-quality cutlery, cutlery accessories, and other fine products. Each Kai product is backed by a rigorous dedication to quality at every step of the manufacturing process. With this long history of excellence, you can count on Kai products for top quality, state-of-the-art technology, ongoing innovation— and outstanding value.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

This special blade also has enhanced edge retention properties. This means that you will hardly ever have to sharpen it. The knife has been double beveled and perfectly centered for enhanced versatility.
This option is made using Daido 1K6 stainless steel with a high carbon content to improve edge retention.
Longer than other Nakiris, good width and sharpness, awesome finish, economical, easy to use and maintain, lightweight, no blisters
The handle is made from a combination of bamboo powder and polypropylene and treated with an anti-bacterial agent for hygiene.
The knife is made super strong so you’re sure to enjoy this knife for years to come.
The sharpness is like a razor but is ideal for cutting with perfect balance while easy dicing and slicing.
It’s ultra-sharp right out of the box and ready to use without the need for honing
Made of Daido 1K6 carbon stainless steel, its blade has exceptional sharpness and strength.
What’s great about the handle is that there is an extension of the metal base of the blade giving a wider wiggle room for your hand to better handle the knife.

What reviewers didn't like

Can be rather tricky to sharpen.
A bit cheesy look, not ideal for beginners
It is not a forged knife
Shorter blade length may be limiting for some prep jobs
Not for rough cutting
The handle is slimmer than most Nakiri knives and harder to hold onto
Suitable only for delicate chopping
Non-stick blade surface
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