Syosaku Japanese Vegetable Knife VG-1 Gold Stainless Steel Mahogany Handle, Nakiri 6.3-inch (160mm) with Magnolia Wood Sheath Saya Cover
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1. MASTER CRAFTSMANSHIP - Handcrafted in Sakai, Japan, where more than 90% of Japanese professional chef knives are produced. It is produced one at a time manually by highly skilled master artisans. It outperforms industrially mass produced products from every aspect. The master craftsmanship shines through in every single product. The unparalleled performances make you feel standing at the pinnacle of cooking! Comes with a Magnolia Wood sheath with an ebony pin.
2. RAZOR SHARPNESS - Ready to use out of the box with ruthless sharpness. The core is Takefu VG-1 Gold high carbon stainless steel (HRC 60-62) produced in Fukui, Japan. The Warikomi construction gives exceptional sharpness, edge retention, durability, and ease of sharpening at the same time. You can easily feel your upgraded technique level just by using a Syosaku Vegetable (Nakiri) Knife. Hand wash only and regularly sharpen on quality whetstones.
3. VEGETABLE SPECIALIST - The ultra sharp straight blade edge is designed to make a full contact with your cutting surface. It helps you to cut vegetables without sticking together like a thread. You can effortlessly slice delicate vegetables paper-thin, or quickly chop through hearty crisp vegetables. The wider blade is convenient for scooping them up for transfer after chopping. It is double-edged, so it doesn't matter if you are right-handed or-left handed. Do not use on granite countertops.
4. DURABILITY AND EASE OF USE - The VG-1 Gold core Warikomi structure is stain & corrosion resistant. The premium Mahogany wood used for the handle is water-resistant and non-slip. You don't have to worry when it is left wet during its use (recommended to wash and dry after the use). The handle is triple riveted to the full tang, which gives exceptional strength & durability. The ergonomically designed handle and perfectly balanced construction make you comfortable even for a long time use.
5. AESTHETICS AND 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE - A simple and elegant design makes your cooking more enjoyable. An elegant Mahogany handle adds more visual accents. It brings refinement and style to any modern kitchen. It is a perfect gift for your loved ones too. If you don't like our Syosaku Vegetable (Nakiri) Knife, please return it within 30 days of purchase for a full refund.
Can be left wet during use, but don't leave it in water for a long time. Hand wash after the use with mild detergent, rinse, and dry with a kitchen towel. Doesn't have to be oiled often, if regularly used. If occasional rust spots happen to appear, use knife maintenance oil with a rust eraser. Dishwasher might damage the blade. Sharpen regularly with quality whetstones. Honing steels are not recommended as they can damage the edge.
Total length: 12 inches (295mm)
Weight: 0.4 pounds (190g)
Blade length: 6.3 inches (160mm)
Width at widest heel: 2 inches (47mm)
Bevel: Both-sided 50/50
Rockwell hardness: 60-62
Handle fixing: Triple riveted full tang
A Vegetable (Nakiri) Knife and a Magnolia Wood sheath with an ebony pin in a fancy box.
Im very pleased with my Syosaku nakiri knife. Its blade is so sharp and its mahogany haft is comfortable to hold and beautiful. I also bought the optional Saya (wood sheath).
Nakiri is Japanese for "vegetable cutter." So its a specialised knife, but thats no problem for me I cant remember the last time that I used my chefs knife for any purpose other than cutting veggies. Now I have a knife made just for that purpose. My 8-inch chefs knife is likely destined for Goodwill.
The Syosakus blade is delightfully thin despite having three distinct layers. The middle layer is high carbon stainless steel (HRC 60-62). The two outer layers arent as hard, but may have better toughness and/or corrosion resistance.
The Nakiri is much handier in use than my chefs knife, thanks to its light weight, sharpness, and compact blade. I have no use for the sharp point of a chefs knife.
I have only one minor complaint. The sheath is secured onto the blade by a little plastic pin. That little pin is VERY easy to lose. I nearly lost it down the drain of my kitchen sink. It cant cost more than a penny, so Syosaku shouldve included several spare pins.