Kumagoro Hammer Finish Vegetable Knife - Nakiri - 165mm (6 2/3 in.)
Product Description for Kumagoro Hammer Finish Vegetable Knife - Nakiri - 165mm (6 2/3 in.)
Maker: Kumagoro (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 83671
Blade length: 6.62 in.
Total length: 12.25 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.97 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.15 in.
Item weight: 5.28 oz.
Shipment weight: 8.64 oz.
Blade: V2 forged between two layers of low carbon steel, tempered to 62-63 Hrc
Bolster: Molded ferrule
Handle: Ho wood
Description: The nakiri usuba is a traditional Japanese knife form ideal for chopping fruit and vegetables. The edge is double beveled, like a Western. Though sometimes called a vegetable cleaver, the thin edge geometry makes it a precision tool, rather than a Japanese equivalent to meat cleavers.
The blade is forged from Takefu V2, among the most prized of carbon steels. Tempered to 62 - 63 Hrc, this steel has exceptional edge holding and takes a keen edge. This center core is forged between two layers of mild steel. The surface is hammer finished so that food does not stick to the sides of the knife while slicing. Because the blades are forged from carbon steel, rather than stainless steel, they require minimal additional care to prevent corrosion and staining, but have a far keener edge than their stainless counterparts.
The right-handed 'D' shape handle fits comfortably and securely in the hand and is best used by a right handed user. It is formed from ho wood, the traditional wood for Japanese handles. This wood, which is a relative of magnolia, holds up extremely well in the harsh environment of the kitchen. Each knife is sent in a nice gift box.
Availability: In stock. Usually ships in 1-2 business days