Migaki Utility/Fruit Knife (120mm / 4-3/4 in)
Product Description for Migaki Utility/Fruit Knife (120mm / 4-3/4 in)
Maker: Ohishi VG5 (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 97523
Blade length: 4.75 in.
Cutting edge length: 4.60 in.
Total length: 9.00 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.05 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.07 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.06 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.03 in.
Item weight: 3.00 oz.
Shipment weight: 5.0 oz.
Blade: Satin finished (migaki) VG5 stainless steel (Hrc 59-61) clad with SUS410 stainless steel
Bolster: Forge-welded stainless steel
Handle: Black Pakkawood triple riveted to a full tang
Description: A utility knife is between a chef’s knife and a paring knife, with a narrower and straighter blade. This makes it perfect for a multitude of small tasks where more precise cuts are needed, such as trimming broccoli, green beans, or other smaller vegetables. Some cooks like to use it in their hand, too—almost like a large paring knife. Others like its smaller size as an alternative to the chef’s knife. Utility knives are sometimes called sandwich knives because they work well on almost everything that goes into a sandwich—from thin-skinned vegetables such as tomatoes, to meats and cheeses.
The Ohishi VG5 series features hand ground, three layered (san mai) blades with western handles. The satin finished (migaki) face of the blade is convex ground to reduce sticking and friction during cutting. These light weight, perfectly balanced knives are sure to be a favorite in your kitchen.
The blade is formed from VG5 stainless steel, hardened to 59-61 Hrc, clad with softer SUS410 stainless steel. This technique, known as san mai, produces a knife with a keen, durable, long lasting edge. Takefu VG5 is very similar to the better known VG10, but without added cobalt. The fine grain makes Ohishi VG5 one of the easiest-to-sharpen stainless knives we have found in its price range. This knife has a superior, keen edge and is sharpened to 12.5 degrees on each side.
The black pakkawood handle is nicely rounded for a secure, comfortable grip. It is slightly larger than many Japanese knives. Stabilized wood handle scales are triple riveted to the full tang for strength and durability. Following in the best tradition of knife making, a forge-welded steel ferrule ensures that food particles cannot become lodged between the tang and the handle.
Ohishi VG5 knives are light, nimble and perfectly balanced. They are a terrific knife for the up-and-coming chef.
Availability: In stock. Usually ships in 1-2 business days