Asai Enji Damascus Chef's Knife - Nakiri - 6 3/4 in. (170mm)
Product Description for Asai Enji Damascus Chef's Knife - Nakiri - 6 3/4 in. (170mm)
Maker: Asai (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 86760
Blade length: 6.75 in.
Total length: 12.25 in.
Blade width: 1.95 in.
Blade thickness: 0.15 in.
Item weight: 4.65 oz.
Shipment weight: 7.28 oz.
Blade: Stainless Damascus san mai blade, Rc 60-61
Bolster: Dark red pakka wood 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 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 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 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. A dark red pakka wood ferrule adds nice contrast. Each knife is sent in a nice gift box.
Like other kitchen knives, this knife should not be put in a dishwasher.
Availability: In stock. Usually ships in 1-2 business days