Yoshihiro Black-Forged High Performance SLD Damascus Steel Masashi Nakiri Vegetable knife Ironwood Handle

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One of the most sought after of knives and fast becoming a new essential companion to the popular chefs knife is the traditional Japanese vegetable knife known as the Nakiri. Reminiscent of a small cleaver, this knife is cherished for its ability to chop through root vegetables to thinly slicing delicate tomatoes. From prepping greens for a salad to chopping vegetables for a main dish, the simplest of tasks are elevated with a handcrafted knife that is as beautiful as it is functional.

The High Performance SLD is among the new generation of steels being engineered in Japan that endeavor to surpass the capabilities of existing metals. Its main features is that it is highly wear resistant with a hardness level that rivals blue high carbon steel with a fairly good level of stain resistance. What this means is that this combination of features allows for a knife with excellent sharpness, long edge retention, with a stainless durability. The hardness of the steel is further improved by utilizing the Damascus technique in its construction. The layers range from 33 to 35 depending on the blade size and instantly adds a functional and aesthetic dimension to the knife that is stunning.

In addition, this particular knife emphasizes a superior cutting edge by utilizing a thin blade design that will effortlessly cut through foods with very little abrasions to its surface. The brilliant mirror finish is also worth a remark. It is not only visually beautiful to observe, it makes the metal easier to clean and preserve.

The knife is complimented with a handcrafted Octagonal Ironwood handle which is comfortable for both left and right handed users. A optional Lacquered Magnolia wood Saya Cover comes together with the knife for easy and safe storage. From dicing, slicing, and chopping fresh produce from a farmers market to carving a roast chicken straight from the oven, even the simplest tasks are elevated with a handcrafted knife that is as beautiful as it is functional.

HRC 63-64 Handle Material Ironwood
Grade Kurouchi Black-Forged Damascus SLD Bolster Material Water Buffalo Horn (color varies)
Stain Resistant Yes Handle Shape Octagonal
Blade Material High Performance SLD  Saya Cover Optional: Nuri Lacquered Magnolia
Edge Angle Double Edged

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