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Enjin SRK8 Kiri Cleaver 180mm
Enjin SRK8 Kiri Cleaver 180mm Enjin SRK8 Kiri Cleaver 180mmEnjin SRK8 Kiri Cleaver 180mmEnjin SRK8 Kiri Cleaver 180mm
Enjin SRK8 Kiri Cleaver 180mmEnjin SRK8 Kiri Cleaver 180mmEnjin SRK8 Kiri Cleaver 180mmEnjin SRK8 Kiri Cleaver 180mm

Enjin SRK8 Kiri Cleaver 180mm

Item #: EK8-C18U

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(5 out of 5 based on 2 reviews)

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We only started working with blacksmith Kyohei Shindo quite recently and after receiving a couple of shipments of his knives we are impressed.

Mr. Shindo uses a relatively new (to us) steel called SRK8. This high carbon alloy is made by Hitachi and it has been reported to be similar steel to the ubiquitous White Paper #2, but with some added elements for extra toughness and edge retention. He hardens the core steel to HRC 63+. The inner core steel is clad in a soft iron that retains the blacksmith scale, or kurouchi, on the upper blade road. This adds a bit of corrosion protection while enhancing food release properties. This is still a reactive blade and will require care with cleaning and drying between uses.

Enjin is a name derived from two Japanese words: en means flame, and jin means blade. We really like the connotation and to emphasize it we asked for a burnt handle finish for these blades!

  • Blacksmith: Kyohei Shindo
  • Location: Tosa Japan
  • Construction: Hammer Forged, San Mai
  • Steel: SRK8
  • Finish: Kurouchi
  • HRC: 63 +-
  • Handle: Oak Urushi Burnt
  • Grind: Even
  • Weight: 7oz / 200g
  • Blade Length: 187mm
  • Overall Length: 328mm
  • Spine Thickness at Heel: 4.4mm
  • Blade Height at Heel: 77mm



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      Follow up , June 4, 2022
    Posted By: Larry Johnson

    Id say it was 7/10 or better ootb sharp, but I had my Shapton glass 1000 out, so I touched it up.
    One pass on each side. Raw balsa strop. Incredible.

    Nimble enough to cut pineapple and melons. Fanning strawberries or anything requiring a tip draw is effortless. I think in tandem with a tall nakiri would be a formidable pair of blades, so Ill put that idea on my short list.


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      Gorgeous , May 28, 2022
    Posted By: Larry Johnson

    Incredible blade. Very light in my hand. Sharp ootb. The k tip makes me miss a gyuto even less. At 180mm almost feels like a very tall bunka. Very versatile.
    I could not be happier. Ive spent more on German knives over the years, so the price is a steal for artisan craftsmanship.
    I cherish my blades; I have one in my hand half of my day. This is a wonderful addition to my collection.


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