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Nakiyo Olive 3-Piece Chef Set

Nakiyo Olive 3-Piece Chef Set

NO-0031, ND-2011
Regular price $345.00
Regular price $504.00 Sale price $345.00
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Utility Knife
Magnetic Stand Style

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Nakiyo Olive is our premier series of hybrid-style knives, combining Japanese AUS10 Damascus steel and design elements with European balance and construction. The three knives cover the majority of your needs and include a presentation box and a magnetic stand.

What you get

210 mm (8.3") Chef's Knife: Also known as a gyūtō (牛刀), meaning "beef knife," the chef's knife is your go-to tool for larger tasks. Originally designed for processing red meat, it can also be used to chop vegetables near the heel.

130 mm (5.1") Plain OR Serrated Utility Knife: This versatile, mid-sized knife is an excellent tool for most tasks too small for the gyuto. You can choose either a plain edge, best for chopping, paring, and carving, or a serrated edge, best for bread, citrus, and tough foods.

90 mm (3.5") Paring Knife: The smallest knife typically found in the chef's arsenal, the paring knife is also the most agile. Perfect for paring fruits and vegetables, its narrow tip also makes it handy for garnish work and for fine tasks such as deveining shrimp.

Magnetic Bamboo Knife Stand: This stand of our very own design, normally $39.90, is included with the set as our gift to you. It stands freely on your counter and securely holds up to five knives with blades of up to 9.5". We offer it in two shades—pick your favorite!

Materials & Design

Nakiyo Olive blades are forged from 67-layer Damascus steel, which is made by repeatedly folding and forge welding two stainless steels with different carbon contents. The resulting material bears the elegant, wavelike pattern produced by its many fine layers—a testament to its strength, flexibility, and durability. This Damascus envelops a core of harder AUS10 cobalt alloy steel, a high-carbon stainless steel developed in Japan. Hardened to a Rockwell hardness of 60±2, it accommodates a long-lasting, razor-sharp edge. AUS10 is produced by Aichi Steel corporation in Tokai, Japan, and is functionally comparable to VG-10.

The handle is made from natural olivewood, bookended by a ferrule and endcap of stainless steel and accented by a red G-10 spacer and mosaic pin. It encloses a hidden full tang that gives the knife a balance akin to that of a German knife. The innovative hexagonal handle shape is perfect for both right- and left-handed users and features soft ridges that ensure a solid but comfortable grip.

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Length: Chef: 210 mm (8.3") blade, 345 mm (13.6") overall
Utility: 130 mm (5.1") blade, 250 mm (9.8") overall
Paring: 90 mm (3.5") blade, 210 mm (8.3") overall

Weight: Chef: 220 g (7.8 oz)
Utility: 100 g (3.5 oz)
Paring: 90 g (3.2 oz)

Blade: 67-layer Damascus with AUS10 cobalt alloy core

Edge: Double bevel

Handle Material: Olivewood with steel ferrule and end cap, red G-10 spacer, and mosaic insert

Handle Shape: Hexagonal, rounded