Maker: Asai (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 87922
Blade length: 9.50 in.
Total length: 15.60 in.
Blade width: 1.65 in.
Blade thickness: 0.15 in.
Item weight: 5.90 oz.
Shipment weight: 9.75 oz.
Blade: Stainless Damascus san mai blade, Rc 60 - 61
Bolster: Pakka wood ferrule
Handle: Macassar ebony
Description: Renowned bladesmith Masami Asai passed away in the summer of 2014. He will be greatly missed – as a person, an artist, and one of the truly great knifemakers of Japan. Before his passing, his apprentice, Yamamoto, was given the right to continue to make knives under the Asai name. We are working with Yamamoto-san to determine which knife lines will be continued. We regret that this means that only those knives that are in stock can be ordered at this time.
Sujihiki are slicers or carving knives that are well suited for slicing and portioning meats and fish due to the slender, long blade. Extremely sharp, they are well suited to preparing sushi and sashimi.
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: Not currently available