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) Wa Handle (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 93928
Blade length: 7.10 in.
Cutting edge length: 6.25 in.
Total length: 12.20 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.98 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.08 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.05 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 5.00 oz.
Shipment weight: 9.2 oz.
Blade: SRS-15 powdered metallurgical (PM) stainless steel blade forged using a san mai technique, Hrc 64
Handle: Macassar ebony
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 re-sharpen.
The blade is distal tapered for optimal balance and has an extremely thin, keen edge for high performance.
The 'D' shape handle fits comfortably and securely in the hand and is best used by a right-handed user. It is formed from macassar ebony with a pakkawood ferrule. This wood holds up extremely well in the harsh environment of the kitchen. Like other kitchen knives, this knife should not be put in a dishwasher.
Availability: In stock. Usually ships in 1-2 business days