Western Slicer (Sujihiki) - 270mm (10-3/4 in) - with Curly Koa, Suminagashi
Product Description for Western Slicer (Sujihiki) - 270mm (10-3/4 in) - with Curly Koa, Suminagashi
Maker: RyuSen & O'Malley (collaboration) (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 90147
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 10.75 in.
Total length: 16.00 in.
Blade width: 1.60 in.
Blade thickness: 0.11 in.
Item weight: 8.00 oz.
Shipment weight: 14.75 oz.
Blade: Stainless damascus san mai blade with a VG10 stainless steel core (Hrc 60 - 61)
Handle: Presentation grade stabilized curly koa set with a mosaic pin and hidden bolt rivets
Description: Sujihiki are slicers or carving knives that are well suited for slicing and portioning meats and fish due to the thin, long blade. Extremely sharp, they are well suited to preparing sushi and sashimi. This is a perfect knife to select when carving roasts, fowl, and ham.
Construction of the blade began with bundles of special alloy stainless steel wire which are repeatedly folded together and forge-welded by hand. This time consuming process creates a Jigane (the outside layers of the blade) with a beautiful damascus pattern. The maker than begins preparation of the Hagane (the middle layer of the blade) by hand forging high carbon steel, alloyed with cobalt. The basic construction of the blade is competed by forge-welding the Hagane between two layers of Jigane. Following in the best tradition of knife making, a steel ferrule is forge-welded to the tang to ensure that food particles can not become lodged between the tang and the handle.
The handle was formed by bladesmith Daniel O'Malley from presentation grade curly koa wood. By stabilizing the wood, O'Malley ensures that the knife will hold up well under the heavy demands of either a commercial or home kitchen. A single piece of wood was cut so as to have the figure travel across the tang. The curl pattern is particularly tight and has nice chatoyancy. Mr. O'Malley profiled the handle to be very comfortable and provide the chef with a secure grip. Two stainless steel hidden bolt rivets and an elegant stainless steel and copper mosaic pin secure the scales to the tang. The rivets have been profiled to match the wood - the seam is imperceptible. This is a knife both high-performing and elegant!
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