Damascus Chef's Knife - Nakiri - 6 1/2 in. (165mm)
Product Description for Damascus Chef's Knife - Nakiri - 6 1/2 in. (165mm)
Maker: Akaishi (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 92161
Blade length: 6.75 in.
Cutting edge length: 6.25 in.
Total length: 11.25 in.
Blade height (at heel): 2.00 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.06 in.
Item weight: 6.56 oz.
Shipment weight: 9.92 oz.
Blade: San mai damascus blade with a SKD11 center core
Bolster: Pinned stainless steel
Handle: Pakka wood
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.
Akaishi chef's knives feature a 73 layer blade of exquisite beauty. 36 layers on each side of the blade are forged from SUS304 and SUS310 high nickel stainless steel. This combination of stainless steels creates a rich captivating pattern of alternating matte gray and silver throughout the surface of the blade. Each one is a unique design -- a true work of art. The core is a high carbon alloy tool steel called SKD11, which takes and holds a razor edge -- ensuring a silky and effortless cut. Many people find SKD11 to be a perfect balance of limited rust resistance with exceptional edge holding. It is hardened to Hrc 62-64 for superior edge retention. This gives the blade an exceedingly tough, long lasting and chip resist edge that is relatively easy to sharpen.
A pinned stainless steel bolster separates the blade from the handle. The triple riveted tang runs the full length of the handle for strength and longevity. The nicely rounded, comfortable handle is made from resin impregnated hardwood. This 'pakka wood' combines the best attributes of natural wood and resin, and holds up exceptionally well to the rigorous demands of a home or commercial kitchen.
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