|63 layers of steel, durable and sharp
Ryusen Damascus Steel Nakiri Knife
Brand : Ryusen Hamono
Product Code : 63 layers of steel, durable and sharp
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Ryusen Damascus Steel Nakiri Knife has a Damascus pattern unique for each knife. While it cannot be repeated exactly, Ryusen Damascus Pattern differs from other makers due to very special time-consuming hammer-forging techniques. This Nakiri Knife is made from 63 layers of nickel enriched steel with the core made from VG-10 Steel (cobalt, vanadium and molybdenum alloy), a golden standard for steel in Japan. The handle is made from strengthen plywood with antibacterial finish, three big powerful tacks hold the blade on the place, so it won’t slip off occasionally.
Nakiri knives are designed especially for cutting vegetables, the word “nakiri” literally means “cutting vegetables”. Thin blade and the cutting edge going for full-cut at once allows to make beautiful cut even on delicate vegetables.
Ryusen Hamono company was founded in 1953 in in Echizen city, pref. Fukui. Echizen (also named Takefu at 1948-2005) has been famous for more than 700 years as a sword-making center. The blades called “Echizen Uchi-Hamono” (Echizen hammer-forged blades) were highly valued amongst Samurai warlords. Ryusen Knives were the first in Japan to be granted the status of Dentouteki Kougeihin, National Traditional Craft Products, a very special status granted by the Ministry of Economy, Trade & Industry of Japan to the most qualified traditional goods. Now three generation of craftsmen have been developing their own special processing technique for thermal treatment, blade polishing, press and welding in order to seek new possibilities for blades.
Ryusen Damascus Steel Nakiri Knife is hard, thin, durable and light-weight, only 200 g for the overall length of 293 mm. The blade is two-side beveled, so the knife can be used both with right and left hands. The maintenance is easy, rinse it off with the hot water, wipe off with clean towel and let completely dry before storing. Those simple moves will let the knife stay sharp and hard for years and years even with heavy rotating at work. You can purchase the long-lasting Ryusen Damascus Steel Nakiri Knife at our store at best price with direct shipping from Japan.
Total length: 293 mm
Blade length: 165 mm
Weight: 200 g
Material: 63 layers of nickel alloy steel with the core made from VG-10 Steel