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Japanese Nakiri/Vegetable Knife with Wenge Handle

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The Nakiri style of knife is designed for chopping, slicing, dicing, and mincing vegetables. This blade is think and deep, the tip of the blade is flat and square.In Japan, this type of knife is specifically useful when cutting vegetables such as daikon or carrot into julienne strips, this method is called katsura-muki. 

This is a Sakai Takayuki Western style series that is resistant to rust. This series is called Ginga which means Galaxy, evident by the stunning visual patterns on the blades. The handle is beautiful Wenge wood.  Wenge is an African timber that has a beautiful black and gentle color tone and a unique delicate grain. It is known as very strong and hard wood.

ZA-18 has features very similar to VG-10 steel. While VG-10 is the primary steel of the Takefu steel manufacturer, ZA-18 is made by Aichi Steel. The steels have a similar chemical composition, with ZA-18 having a slightly higher content of carbon, chromium, molybdenum and cobalt, and thus a little more strength, durability and corrosion resistance. The steel has been tempered to a hardness of around 61-63 HRC.

Please do not cut bone or frozen food. It may cause chipping or other damaged.

Made in Japan.

Damascus 69 Layer (ZA-18 stainless steel)
165 mm (6.5") Nakiri Knife/Vegetable
Handle: Ginga/ Wenge Wood handle

Blade Width: 45 mm
Blade Thickness:2 mm
Handle Length:135 mm
Handle Thickness: 25 mm


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