The Tsunehisa Nami AUS10 line is made with gorgeous polished Damascus blades and very nice solid oak handles. AUS10 stainless steel, which is very similar to AEB-L, is excellent steel for kitchen knives.
240mm Kiritsukes are versatile knives that can handle slicing, push- and pull-cutting, and other tasks in the kitchen. They have flat profiles and this one has a fairly good flat spot from the heel transitioning into a subtle belly and a finely crafted tip. It is perfect for all styles of cutting.
The Damascus cladding on this knife is stunning. The high polish and bold Damascus pattern, combined with an octagonal oak handle, make this knife stand out in a crowd.
Location: Tosa, Japan
Construction: Roll Forged, San Mai
Edge Steel: AUS10
Cladding: Stainless Damascus
HRC Hardness: HRC 60+-
Blade Type: Double-edged blade
Handle: Oak Octagonal
Weight: 6.3 oz (178 g)
Edge Length: 244 mm
Total Length: 395 mm
Spine Thickness at Heel: 2.2 mm
Blade Height at Heel: 47.5 mm