Spyderco Carter Wakiita Nakiri BD1N Black G10 Kitchen Knife K17GP

Model: SP-K17GP
Manufacturer: Spyderco
Retail: $320.00
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Wakiita is Japanese for “near the cutting board” and refers to senior apprentices skilled enough to assist high-ranking chefs. Equivalent to sous chefs or journeyman chefs in Western kitchens, they are accomplished culinary professionals well on their way to becoming expert chefs. The second tier of Spyderco’s Murray Carter Collection, the Wakiita Series captures the spirit of the journeyman chef by expressing Carter’s highly refined designs with workhorse materials: Solid CTS-BD1N stainless steel blades and smooth, black G10 handles.

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Meaning “vegetable cutter,” this knife’s unique rectangular shape and slightly upturned edge make it the perfect tool for precisely push-cutting all kinds of vegetables. The Nakiri’s blade shape also allows its length to remain consistent after years of sharpening.

Blade: The fully flat ground, CTS-BD1N stainless steel blade has an upturned, flat tip with a very tall blade that is perfect for push cutting and chopping all manner of vegetable. The flat, wide blade is also great for transferring chopped vegetable from board to pan. A handsome machine satin finish with polished edges gives the knife a high end look.

Handle: Made from smooth black G10 the handle is a traditional octagonal shape that is comfortable in multiple grips. The material is durable, nonporous, heat resistant and easy to clean. The extra weight of the material gives the knife a nice balance during extended use.

CTS-BD1N: BD1N is a high Carbon, high Chromium, Nitrogen-Enriched stainless steel from Carpenter. It offers a working hardness, up to 63HRC, while retaining good toughness and edge stability. CTS-BD1N works well as a knife steel with a fine grain, high corrosion resistance and respectable edge holding ability as well as being capable of handling a thinner (12-15 DPS) cutting geometry.


Overall Length 12.13"
Blade Length 7.25"
Sharpened Length 6.66"
Blade Thickness 0.08"
Blade Material CTS-BD1N
Blade Type Stainless
Handle Thickness 0.84"
Handle Material G10
Weight 6.20 oz.
Country of Manufacture Japan