Seikon Dojo Kurouchi - Nakiri with Ho Wood Handle, 7 in.

Product Description for Seikon Dojo Kurouchi - Nakiri with Ho Wood Handle, 7 in.

Maker: Kobayashi Seikon Dojo Kurouchi (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 83469
Blade length: 6.75 in.
Total length: 12.75 in.
Blade height (at heel): 2.20 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.19 in.
Item weight: 6.40 oz.
Shipment weight: 9.2 oz.
Blade: Blue steel #2 forged between two layers of low carbon steel
Bolster: molded ferrule
Handle: Ho wood
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 a meat cleaver.
Kobayashi-san, purveyor to the Imperial Court, creates Hocho that are perfectly shaped compositions made from the finest materials. The blade is forged from blue steel #2, among the most prized of carbon steels. This steel has exceptional edge holding and takes a keen edge. The center core is forged between two layers of low carbon steel. The surface is rough ground (kurouchi finish) so that food does not stick to the sides of the knife while slicing. Because the blades are forged from carbon steel, rather than stainless steel, they require minimal additional care to prevent corrosion and staining, but have a far keener edge than their stainless counterparts.
The right-handed 'D' shape handle fits comfortably and securely in the hand and is best used by a right handed user. It is formed from ho wood, the traditional wood for Japanese handles. This wood, which is a relative of magnolia, holds up extremely well in the harsh environment of the kitchen. It is finished off with a black molded ferrule. Each knife is sent in a nice gift box.

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