Kumagoro Suminagashi, San Mai Damascus Chinese Vegetable Cleaver - 8 3/4 in.
Product Description for Kumagoro Suminagashi, San Mai Damascus Chinese Vegetable Cleaver - 8 3/4 in.
Maker: Kumagoro (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 83564
Blade length: 8.75 in.
Total length: 13.12 in.
Blade width: 4.35 in.
Blade thickness: 0.10 in.
Item weight: 18.40 oz.
Shipment weight: 25.92 oz.
Blade: Stainless Damascus san mai blade with a V metal 10 stainless steel core
Bolster: Stainless steel
Handle: Resin impregnated hard wood
Description: Chinese vegetable cleavers are ideal for vegetables and noodles. The thin edge geometry makes it a precision tool, rather than a replacement for a Western meat cleaver. The tall height is great for moving food from cutting board to the pot.
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: In stock. Usually ships in 1-2 business days