Asai Enji Damascus Slicer - Sujihiki - 10 2/3 in. (270mm)
Product Description for Asai Enji Damascus Slicer - Sujihiki - 10 2/3 in. (270mm)
Maker: Nao Yamamoto (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 94247
Blade length: 10.70 in.
Total length: 16.75 in.
Blade width: 1.60 in.
Blade thickness: 0.14 in.
Item weight: 7.00 oz.
Shipment weight: 11 oz.
Blade: Stainless damascus san mai blade with a VG-10 center core, Rc 60-61
Bolster: Dark red pakka wood ferrule
Handle: Ho wood
Description: Renowned bladesmith Masami Asai passed away in the summer of 2014. He will be greatly missed – as a person, an artist, and one of the truly great knifemakers of Japan. Before his passing, his apprentice, Nao Yamamoto, was given the right to continue to make knives under the Asai name. We are very excited to offer Yamamoto's exquisite work! We have chosen to list these knives under Yamamoto's name to honor this change of the guard.
Sujihiki are slicers or carving knives that are well suited for slicing and portioning meats and fish due to the thin, long blade. Extremely sharp, they are also well suited to preparing sushi and sashimi.
Each knife is individually hand-forged beginning with a high carbon VG-10 premium stainless steel core (hagane). This is surrounded by many layers of high contrast Damascus. This time consuming process creates a knife with outstanding edge holding and beauty. The blade is distal tapered for optimal balance and has an extremely thin, keen edge for high performance.
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. A dark red pakka wood ferrule adds nice contrast. Each knife is sent in a nice gift box.
Like other kitchen knives, this knife should not be put in a dishwasher.
Availability: In stock. Usually ships in 1-2 business days