Shun Premier 5-1/2" Nakiri Vegetable Cleaver (TDM0742)
Product Description for Shun Premier 5-1/2" Nakiri Vegetable Cleaver (TDM0742)
Maker: Shun (click to see more by this maker)
Product line: Shun Premier (click to see more in this line)
Item num: 89976
Blade length: 5.50 in.
Total length: 11.00 in.
Blade width: 1.85 in.
Blade thickness: 0.07 in.
Item weight: 6.00 oz.
Shipment weight: 10.24 oz.
Blade: VG-10 stainless steel set between 16 layers of stainless damascus steel
Bolster: Stainless steel
Handle: Walnut toned pakkawood with brass spacers
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.
Handcrafted by expert artisans in Seki City, Japan, Shun Premier knives combine elegance and functionality. A stainless steel VG-10 center core (Jigane) is clad with 16 layers of SUS410 high-carbon stainless steel on each side. VG-10 "super steel" is composed of carbon, chromium, cobalt, manganese, molybdenum, silicon and vanadium, resulting in a long-lasting, high-performance edge with easy maintenance. The hand-hammered finish (known as 'tsuchime' in Japanese) lends not only to the beauty, but reduces knife-drag and prevents food from sticking to the blade. The ultra-thin cutting edge has an exceptional edge. The premium walnut toned pakkawood handle nestles comfortably into the curves of the palm and allows for a variety of comfortable and secure grips. Hand wash recommended.
Availability: Backordered - usually ships in 2-3 weeks