Vegetable Knife - Nakiri - 6 3/4 in. (170mm) WGAU17-06-5sp
Product Description for Vegetable Knife - Nakiri - 6 3/4 in. (170mm) WGAU17-06-5sp
Maker: Ohishi Hammer Finished (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 89162
Blade length: 6.70 in.
Cutting edge length: 6.25 in.
Total length: 11.13 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.80 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.08 in.
Item weight: 6.55 oz.
Shipment weight: 9.7 oz.
Blade: San mai with VG10 stainless steel core between 15 layer damascus walls, hardened to 60-61 Rch
Handle: Mahogany pakkawood set on a full tang and secured with stainless steel rivets
Description: The nakiri usuba is a Japanese knife style, ideal for chopping and slicing fruits 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 a meat cleaver - they have a straight blade edge suitable for cutting all the way to the cutting board without any need for a horizontal pull or push.
The hammer-finished, damascus blades of these Ohishi knives are designed for the chef who needs a high-performing tool and appreciates a thing of beauty.
The ambidextrous blade is formed from a central layer of VG10 super-steel, surrounded by 15 layers of softer stainless damascus. The VG10 stainless steel is hardened to Hrc 60-61 ensuring that the blade will take and hold an extremely sharp edge.
The unique tsuchime, or hammer finish, enhances both the look and performance of the knife. Each of the hammer blows produce an effect similar to that of a granton edge - allowing the knife to move more cleanly and efficiently through the food and assisting the food to fall away from the side of the knife rather than sticking.
A mahogany-toned pakkawood handle completes the piece. Pakkawood provides strength and stability along with moisture resistance -- a valuable set of virtues in both home and commercial kitchens.
- Hammer finished, stainless damascus san mai blade, hardened to 60-61 Rch
- Full tang handle with durable pakkawood and stainless steel rivets
- Long-lasting edge
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