Kasumi Chef's Knife - Nakiri 7 in. (84017)
Product Description for Kasumi Chef's Knife - Nakiri 7 in. (84017)
Maker: Kasumi (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 86965
Blade length: 7.00 in.
Total length: 12.00 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.95 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.08 in.
Item weight: 8.08 oz.
Shipment weight: 12.8 oz.
Blade: Stainless Damascus san mai blade with a VG10 stainless steel core (Hrc 59-60)
Handle: Resin impregnated hardwood
Description: The nakiri is a traditional Japanese knife shape ideal for chopping fruit and vegetables as well as thin slicing of meats (with no bones). 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 a meat cleaver.
Kasumi knives are forged in Seki Japan, an area with over 800 years of smithing history. The blade is formed by forging folded layers of soft stainless steel (called a Jigane) around a central core formed from VG10 stainless steel. The central core is tempered to 59 - 60 Rc. This results in an exceptionally keen, long-lasting edge.
The blade is forged quite thin so as to have little or no resistance when cutting through food. 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. Wooden handles are formed from resin impregnated hardwood. These hold up exceptionally well in a demanding kitchen environment.
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