knives have long narrow blades that are designed for slicing cooked or raw meats, terrines, pates, and any other ingredients that require a light touch and single draw slice to process. It is also a good substitute for a yanagi when making sushi. They are similar to western slicers but usually have a thinner blade and harder steel. Sujihikis are also always double bevel, unlike the single ground yanagiba
. The sujihiki
is undoubtedly one of the most elegant of all the knife styles.
Adding to our canon of sujihiki blades is this striking rendition by new blacksmith Kei Kobayashi. We were introduced to this young man by a good friend of ours in the business and were immediately impressed with the quality of his knives. The grinds are very well executed and the finishing of the blade is of a high quality. The blade face is a soft stainless steel and it is given a lovely hairline finish. The inner core is made with SG2 steel and this is exposed at the edge with a high polished finish. The subtle looking blade is treated to some very fine hand chiseled kanji elements and a rather unusual seven-sided handle made from lacquer-coated pakka wood.
The Kobayashi SG2 Sujihiki 270mm is an elegant and high performance knife that exudes quality in every regard. It is an exciting first effort from this young blacksmith who we are proud to represent in our store.
Weight: 5.5 oz (156 g)
Edge Length: 272 mm
Total Length: 423 mm
Spine Thickness at Base: 1.9 mm
Blade Height: 42.8 mm