Asai Damascus Vegetable Knife - Nakiri - 6 3/4 in (170mm)
Product Description for Asai Damascus Vegetable Knife - Nakiri - 6 3/4 in (170mm)
Maker: Asai (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 85669
Blade length: 6.75 in.
Total length: 12.50 in.
Blade width: 1.95 in.
Blade thickness: 0.15 in.
Item weight: 4.80 oz.
Shipment weight: 7.2 oz.
Blade: Stainless Damascus san mai blade, Rc 60 - 61
Bolster: Pakka wood ferrule
Handle: Macassar ebony
Description: The nakiri usuba is a traditional Japanese knife form ideal for chopping fruit and vegetables. The edge is double beveled, like a Western knife. Though sometimes called a vegetable cleaver, the thin edge geometry makes it a precision tool, rather than a Japanese equivalent to meat cleavers.
Each knife is individually hand-forged beginning with a high carbon stainless steel core (hagane). This is surrounded by many layers of high contrast nickel Damascus. This time consuming process creates a knife with outstanding edge holding and beauty. The blade is distal tapered for optimal balance and has an extremely thin, keen edge for high performance.
The "Wa" style handle is octagon in shape and is sculpted from macassar ebony with a pakka wood ferrule. This natural, ambidextrous handle style is easy to grip and lasts a lifetime. Like other kitchen knives, this knife should not be put in a dishwasher.
Availability: In stock. Usually ships in 1-2 business days