Kumagoro Suminagashi, San Mai Damascus Utility/Boning Knife - Honesuki - 6 1/8 in. (165mm)
Product Description for Kumagoro Suminagashi, San Mai Damascus Utility/Boning Knife - Honesuki - 6 1/8 in. (165mm)
Maker: Kumagoro (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 83557
Blade length: 6.12 in.
Total length: 11.00 in.
Blade width: 1.72 in.
Blade thickness: 0.11 in.
Item weight: 5.28 oz.
Shipment weight: 8.16 oz.
Blade: Stainless Damascus san mai blade with a V metal 10 stainless steel core
Bolster: Stainless steel
Handle: Resin impregnated hard wood
Description: Honesuki are Japanese boning knives. Great for boning chicken and red meats but also amazing as a general purpose utility knife! The shape provides finger clearance when working over a cutting board. A gentle rock to the blade makes it an optimal chopping knife. The thin, aggressive point makes it even capable of detail tasks where a paring knife would otherwise be used.
These knives are created using the time-tested traditional forging techniques of Japanese swordsmiths. The central core is V metal 10 stainless steel. This steel, high in molybdenum, vanadium and cobalt, holds an incredible edge. Surrounding this hagane (inner core) are 16 layers of soft jigane, called suminagishi or damascus steel. Following in the best tradition of knife making, a steel ferrule is forge-welded to the tang to ensure that food particles cannot become lodged between the tang and the handle. The handle, made from multiple layers of wood impregnated with resin, is riveted to the full length tang and will last a lifetime. The blade comes razor sharp and fully honed.
Availability: Backordered - usually ships in 1-2 months