The nakiri chef’s knife is a nearly straight edged keen vegetable slicer – the blade is thin and agile and laser sharp allowing fast, accurate push cuts through appropriate materials.

This batch features a 7″ Crucible S35VN particle metallurgy steel blade at 60-61 Rockwell hardness for superior edge retention and easy stainless maintenance along with 304L hardware and a hybrid “yo” style handle with black micarta scales.

These knives are a direct competitor to the highest quality Japanese and German cutlery with a <.004 terminal edge, 60-61HRC blade and all stainless and black micarta construction. 

The performance is second to none.




3 in stock

– Made in the USA – “Apex Ironworks” brand for 2023, Apex Steel Works will be labeled in 2024.
– All knives ship free to the buyer via USPS Priority Mail.
– All work from profiling the stainless tool steel blanks, drilling, heat treatment and sharpening are done in-house and all components are domestically sourced, from the blade steel to the fasteners and handle material.
– Waterproof, stainproof 304 stainless bolsters and handle hardware with black canvas micarta handle scales.
– Factory sharpened to a 15 degree edge angle and ready to work right out of the box. Nakiri blades are 0.095 at the spine with a <.004 terminal edge, center-ground full flat grind with balanced construction and a hybrid “yo” style full tang handle for ease of use.
– Compare to other high end products from Japan and Germany and you’ll find Apex Ironworks knives price and features come together at the pinnacle of performance.

– Disclaimer – Knives are intrinsically dangerous and Apex Steel Works is not liable for use, mis-use, abuse, or lack of maintenance of our product.  The buyer takes all responsibility for actions involving our product.  Contact us with product issues, we will work to make any situation satisfactory.

– Sharpening and service: Resharpening should be done on high-quality waterstones to 8000 grit.
– Our knives are waterproof and stainproof but as high performance cutlery should be hand washed only.
– Package Includes: 7″ S35VN Nakiri and Kydex edge protector as shown in photos. Listing is for (1) knife.