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.
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