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The Nakiri is a traditional Japanese vegetable knife for home cooking. It is short and easy to handle. The width of the blade allows you to scoop diced food from the chopping board and transfer it into the pan. Less known in western countries, the Nakiri is a terrific performer and a pleasure to use, not to mention safer than most with a straight square tip. Please note: Like all Japanese knives, the Nakiri is thin and should never be used as a meat cleaver to cut through bone.
Damascus 45 japanese knives are a beautiful, efficient and fair priced line of knives that will suit well to both the professional and the knife entusiast.
The core of the Damascus 45 knives is made of uddeholm swedish steel, a very high quality super steel that is hardened to 60 HRC. This core, which is in the dead center is in fact the edge of the blade. On each side of the hard center, you will find 45 layers of folded stainless steel, which includes a chrome steel (the shiny one) and a nickel alloy (the white-ish part). This blade will take a very sharp edge that will last a very long time compared to any western knives you have used in the past.
The handle is traditional wa-handle, made of magnolia and the ferrule (top part of the handle) is made of genuine buffalo horn. With time and use, the handle will develop a nice, dark honey patina.
Easy to sharpen (water stone only), rust resistant and very light, these knives are a very popular line with their traditional handle, great steel and beautiful blade.
The city of Seki (Sakai), Japan, is known for being the Japanese capital of swords and cutlery for over 600 years. The city contains the accumulated knowledge of generations of blacksmiths who perfected the art and science of samurai swords. Today, the master craftsmen (some octogenarians) still apply and pass on their expertise even though the warlords have now long been replaced by culinary chefs as main customers. Sakai Takayuki Aoki Hamono Seisakusho is one of the most famous and renowned manufacturers of Seki, which hires several generations of blacksmiths and apprentices. The company offers a large variety of kitchen knives, for both professional chefs and home cook. We have made our selection by keeping in mind that we want to offer you good value for your money as well as the best knives for your needs.
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|Country of origin||Japan|
|Finish||Damascus 45 & Hammered|
|Rockwell hardness||HRC 60|