Damascus San Mai Chef's Knife (Nakiri) - 160mm (6-1/3in)

Product Description for Damascus San Mai Chef's Knife (Nakiri) - 160mm (6-1/3in)

Maker: Kumagoro (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $234.95 Saving: $60.05
Item num: 100585
Blade length: 6.90 in.
Cutting edge length: 6.30 in.
Total length: 12.00 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.80 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.07 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.07 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.06 in.
Item weight: 4.80 oz.
Shipment weight: 8.4 oz.
Blade: Stainless damascus san mai blade with a ZA-18 Cobalt stainless steel core (Hrc 61)
Bolster: Buffalo horn
Handle: Octagonal ho wood
Description: The nakiri usuba is a traditional Japanese knife 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. With plenty of finger clearance over a cutting board, the Kumagoro ZA-18 Nakiri is a great choice to grab as a primary slicing knife in the kitchen.
Kumagoro's ZA-18 Damascus San Mai Chef's Knives feature a blade of exquisite beauty. Layers of alternating stainless steels (called damascus in the west - and suminagashi in Japan) surround a premium ZA-18 cobalt stainless steel core. Each knife is a unique design -- a true work of art. Aichi's ZA-18 was developed to out-perform Takefu VG-10. It takes and holds a razor edge -- ensuring a clean, effortless cut. It is hardened to Hrc 61 for superior edge retention. This gives the blade an exceedingly tough, long lasting and chip resist edge that is relatively easy to sharpen. A convex grind (hamiguri-ba) assists food to release from the side of the knife. The ambidextrous blade features a 50/50 grind.
The traditional Japanese "Wa" style handle is octagonal. It is equally well suited for left handed and right handed users. Traditional Japanese handles allow the knife to be lighter and more nimble. Natural ho wood is combined with black buffalo horn for a handle that will last a lifetime. Like other kitchen knives, this knife should not be put in a dishwasher.

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