Damascus SLD Chef's Knife - Nakiri - 6-1/2 in. (165mm)
Product Description for Damascus SLD Chef's Knife - Nakiri - 6-1/2 in. (165mm)
Maker: Yoshikane (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 95574
Blade length: 7.25 in.
Cutting edge length: 6.50 in.
Total length: 12.40 in.
Blade height (at heel): 2.16 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.10 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.06 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 6.20 oz.
Shipment weight: 10.0 oz.
Blade: SLD stainless steel forge welded between stainless suminagashi (damascus), tempered to Hrc 64
Bolster: Double buffalo horn ferrules
Handle: Enju 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 meat cleavers.
The beauty of the SLD line by Yoshikane is matched only by its performance. Each knife is meticulously hand forged by Mr. Tsuneo Yoshida and his two nephews to create a lasting work of functional art. These knives have quickly become a favorite at Epicurean Edge -- both for their feel and balance, as well as exceptional edge holding and performance.
The two tone blade is produced by two different etching processes creating a dramatic high contrast between the Kiriba (blade bevel) and the flat of the blade. This creates a smooth surface for the blade to slide through material and a subtly uneven surface to help release foods being sliced. The blades are comprised of a hard inner SLD stainless steel core clad in stainless steel damascus (suminagashi). Because SLD is a relatively low chromium stainless steel, we recommend drying the knife after use. The mesmerizing suminagashi pattern flows freely on both sections further enhancing the unique styling of this line.
The hand forged blade features a rounded Mune (spine) and choil for secure, comfortable grip. The handles are made from enju wood with ferrules of black buffalo horn. The ambidextrous handles are octagonal at the top and rounded at the base, resulting in a comfortable, elegant shape that is pleasing to the eye and hand.
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