Nashiji Slicing Knife (Sujihiki) - 9 3/4 in. (240mm)
Product Description for Nashiji Slicing Knife (Sujihiki) - 9 3/4 in. (240mm)
Maker: Tadafusa Nashiji (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 93960
Blade length: 9.75 in.
Total length: 15.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.37 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.10 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.08 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.07 in.
Item weight: 5.20 oz.
Shipment weight: 8.2 oz.
Blade: Blue steel #2 forged between two layers of low carbon stainless steel
Handle: Ho wood (close relative to magnolia) with a pakkawood ferrule
Description: Sujihiki are slicers or carving knives that are well suited for slicing and portioning meats and fish. The thin, long blade is extremely sharp and will clearly be a favorite in the kitchen.
The blade is forged from blue steel #2, among the most prized of carbon steels. This steel has exceptional edge holding and takes a keen edge. The center core is forged between two layers of low carbon steel. The surface is rough ground (nashiji finish) so that food does not stick to the sides of the knife while slicing. Because the blades are forged from carbon steel, rather than stainless steel, they require minimal additional care to prevent corrosion and staining, but have a far keener edge than their stainless counterparts. A distal taper makes the light blade have a perfect balance in the hand.
The right-handed D-shape handle fits comfortably and securely in the hand. It is formed from ho wood and is finished with a natural wood toned Pakkawood ferrule. Each knife is razor sharp and sent in a nice gift box.
Availability: In stock. Usually ships in 1-2 business days