7 inch CPM S35VN chef's knife with black micarta handle and 304 stainless bolsters

Apex Steel Works S35VN Nakiri Chef’s Knife – 7 inch stainless steel blade, made by hand in the USA – Professional Chef Kitchen Cutlery – These are 2023 production with the previous “Apex Ironworks” logo and on clearance. 

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.  The minimal belly allows easy contact with the cutting surface for speed and efficiency in use.

Apex Steel Works’ nakiri is 2 inches wide – the traditional width to allow easy manipulation of foodstuffs from the cutting board to the pan – with a 0.095 spine thickness for lightweight handling.

These chef’s knives are a direct competitor to the highest quality Japanese and German cutlery with a very fine <.004 terminal edge, 60-61HRC S35VN blade and all stainless and black micarta construction.

The performance is second to none. All our knives ship free!


3 in stock

Apex Steel Works knives fill a need for high performance kitchen cutlery. All work from profiling the stainless steel blanks from raw bar stock, drilling, heat treatment and sharpening is done in-house here in Montana. The materials are the highest quality from the tool steel blades to the corrosion free 304 stainless bolsters and handle fasteners.

For each knife the blade is precision ground for the perfect balance between sharpness and durability allowing fast, accurate progress through culinary tasks.

This Apex Steel Works S35VN Nakiri Chef’s Knife features an 7″ Crucible S35VN particle metallurgy steel blade at 60-61 Rockwell hardness for superior edge retention and easy stainless maintenance, fully flat ground and with a <.004 terminal edge before sharpening.  The spine is .095 at the ricasso for balance along with 304 stainless bolsters with a hybrid full tang black linen micarta “yo” style handle.

This is a professional chef’s knife factory sharpened to a 15 degree edge angle and ready to work right out of the box.

Compare to other knives at the same price point and you’ll find Apex Steel Works knives are at the pinnacle of performance.


All knives ship free to the buyer vis USPS Priority Mail.

Apex Steel Works is not liable for use, misuse, abuse, maintenance or application of our products – knives are intrinsically dangerous and the buyer takes all responsibility for actions involving our product.

We strive to reach satisfactory resolution with all issues – contact us with concerns or product issues.

Sharpening and service – Resharpening should be done on high quality waterstones to 8000 grit.

As high performance cutlery our knives should be hand washed only.

Package includes 7” blade S35VN nakiri chef’s knife and kydex edge protector as shown in photos. Listing is for (1) knife.