Akifusa Chef's Knife - Nakiri - 6 1/2 in. (165mm)
Product Description for Akifusa Chef's Knife - Nakiri - 6 1/2 in. (165mm)
Maker: Akifusa (PM) Western Handle (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 91017
Blade length: 6.50 in.
Total length: 11.40 in.
Blade height (at heel): 2.00 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.09 in.
Item weight: 6.00 oz.
Shipment weight: 9.36 oz.
Blade: Powdered metallurgical (PM) stainless steel blade forged using a san mai technique, Hrc 64
Handle: Pakka wood
Description: The nakiri usuba is a traditional Japanese knife form ideal for chopping and slicing fruits and vegetables, as well as boneless meats. 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.
Akifusa's Powdered Metallurgical chef's knives have quickly become a favorite at Epicurean Edge. The san mai powdered metallurgical (PM) steel blade is similar to a Western Chef knife with the cutting qualities of the best Japanese-made knives. PM steel is created using a crucible technique and results in smaller grain structure and significantly longer edge holding. The center layer is SRS-15 PM stainless steel originally designed for metal cutting tools. It was hardened to Hrc 64 and is clad on the sides with soft SUS-405 stainless steel. This gives the blade an exceedingly tough, long lasting and chip resist edge that is relatively easy to resharpen. A forge-welded bolster seals the blade from the handle. The triple riveted tang runs the full length of the handle for strength and longevity. The nicely rounded, comfortable handle is made from resin impregnated hardwood. This 'Pakkawood' combines the best attributes of natural wood and resin, and holds up exceptionally well to the rigorous demands of a home or commercial kitchen. Both blade and tang are tapered for better balance and reduced fatigue during long use.
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