This Kumagoro Nakiri Damascus Knife is a vegetable knife that includes a straight blade and edge and is used in a simple push cut. The blunt end provides just a little of safety in the kitchen.
The Damascus steel used to craft this knife is made by cladding a hard core with a softer steel. This Santoku Knife’s blade is made the usage of ZA-18 Cobalt Steel from the Aichi Steel Company as the core, along side a 73 layers of AUS-2 Stainless Steel, to create a most beautiful knife.
Japanese knives are only sharpened on one side, either right- or left-handed; this one is right-handed.
This Kumagoro knife has a traditional D-shaped Care for, constituted of Baked Chestnut that may be intended to fit comfortably into the curve of the fingers as they curl around the Care for when gripping the knife. When held properly, the Care for stabilizes the grip and gives better regulate.
Kumagoro brand knives are handmade, so they may be able to vary in size and thickness. Unevenness in finish can occur.
Handle Length – 140mm
Handle Width – 23mm
Handle to Tip Length – 175mm
Chin to Tip Length – 160mm
Blade Height at Chin – 45mm
Width of Spine at Care for – 1.83mm
Width of Spine above Chin – 1.52mm
Width of Spine at Middle – 1.55m
Width of Spine 1cm from the tip – 1.47m
Weight – 147.4 g (5.2 oz.) – See more at: http://www.japanwoodworker.com/Product/161971/Kumagoro-Nakiri-Knife-165mm-Damascus.aspx#sthash.f7f5D7k3.dpuf
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These finely crafted small knives come from the Tosa Region on Shikoku Island, where the master blacksmiths still adhere to the old ways.
The master blacksmiths hand hammer a lamination of high carbon “white steel” between two layers of soft wrought iron.
The handles are constituted of Ho wood.
They come well sharpened with instructions for maintaining a razor edge. The small blade makes an ideal paring knife for fruit and vegetables.