This great looking knife is fashioned from Hitachi Blue Paper steel #2. It is forged with a stainless steel cladding to add stability to the blade and protect the inner core from corrosion. The construction is san-mai, so that means the cladding does not wrap over the spine. The stainless steel cladding has an unusual looking nashiji (pear skin) finish applied to it. Please remember to clean and dry the blade between uses to protect the core steel from corrosion.
The design is classic sujihiki but with a slight twist in that the tip has been cut straight from the spine to the point rather than with a curve. Rather like a mini tanto. There is not much distal taper to the spine but it does thin out towards the tip in a very nice way. The blade is quite flat along most of the edge but it develops into a nicely curved belly towards the tip. Because of this the blade is quite stiff at the back end with a bit of flex apparent towards the tip.
The blade is mated to a simple octagonal handle made from walnut with a pakka wood ferrule. Overall this is a very nice slicer that looks great, is well made, and comes at a very friendly price.
We are proud to be the sole USA retailers of these excellent knives.
Weight: 5.6 ounces
Blade Length: 275 mm
Overall Length: 420 mm
Spine Thickness at Base: 3.9 mm
Blade Height: 35.6 mm
Handle: Walnut Octagonal
Ferrule: Black Pakka Wood
Handle Updated as of 5/31/2018
5Nice knife, November 20, 2017
Posted By: John Bitting - verified customer
Nice knfe with a great handle. Very impressive with the blue #2 blade.
I just feel compelled to tell you that yours is the most ridiculously informative site of this nature I have ever come across.
Mark is great at answering questions for knife nuts of all levels. His service is second to none. Really appreciate the time he puts into every email as well as the free forum he hosts.
Great experience working with Chef Knives to Go. Quick delivery, and they are great about returning emails. I'm actually waiting on my second knife from them. I'm sure there will be more to come.
Very grateful such a dedicated and informative group of people provide excellent steel at competitive prices with superior customer service! A million thank yous!
Great service and quick shipping. Best selection of Japanese knives around. I recommend this site to all of my fellow culinary professionals!
Always the best. Quick shipping, description matches what is delivered and the price, you can't beat them. I always come here to order anything I might need for the kitchen and I am never disappointed.
My go to company for kitchen gear. Awesome selection of knives and tools. Super fast shipping. Never had a problem and questions about all products are answered quickly. Great customer service.