|Brand||Sakai Takayuki Knives by Aoki Hamono|
|Product Code||33-layer Damascus steel blade, handmade lacquer handle|
Sakai Takayuki Black Shine Damascus Nakiri Knife by Aoki Hamono
Product Code : 33-layer Damascus steel blade, handmade lacquer handle
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Technical characteristics of Sakai Takayuki Black Shine Damascus Nakiri Knife
Blade length: 160 mm
Overall length: 310 mm
Blade width: 45 mm
Weight: 150 g
Material: 33-Layer Damascus steel blade, handmade lacquer covered handle
Left or right hand: Both left and right hand
How to use Sakai Takayuki Black Shine Damascus Nakiri Knife?
Sakai Takayuki Black Shine Damascus Nakiri Knife is designed especially for cutting vegetables, the word “nakiri” literally means “cutting vegetables”. Japanese craftsmen noticed long ago that for quick chopping the vegetables chefs tend to use only a part of knife with a horizontal blade near the handle rather than use all the blade by pulling and pushing it. Thin blade and the cutting edge going for full-cut at once allows Sakai Takayuki Black Shine Damascus Nakiri Knife to make beautiful cut even on delicate vegetables.
Where is Sakai Takayuki Black Shine Damascus Nakiri Knife made?
Sakai Takayuki Knives are made by Aoki Hamono in Sakai city. Since the 12th century, when Sakai iron forging craftshops started making Samurai swords, this region remained one of the main centers for producing Japanese best quality blades. Sakai Takayuki Knives by Aoki Hamono are fully handmade by the professionals passing Sakai blade-making technologies for generations. 2 forge masters and 4 polish masters of Aoki Hamono have the high rank of Traditional Craftsman – “伝統工芸士”, granted by the Japanese government.
What makes Sakai Takayuki Black Shine Damascus Nakiri Knife so special?
Sakai Takayuki Black Shine Damascus Nakiri Knife’s blade has the following features:
- made from 33 layers of steel with Damascus pattern, unique for each blade,
- the VG10 Steel enriched with chromium, molybdenum, vanadium and cobalt as a durable core,
- the traces of hammer on the blade’s surface help the knife to glide better without sticking to the product.
This knife can be specifically recommended for chef specializing in vegetarian cuisine. Sakai Takayuki Black Shine Damascus Nakiri Knife’s weight is only 150 g, so your hand won’t be tired even after cutting a lot of vegetables. As the blade is symmetrical, this knife can be used for both left and right hand.
The handle of Black Shine series is made in Kumamoto Prefecture famous for its lacquer techniques. The master repeats covering the handle with thin layers of natural lacquer and waits several days for drying, the whole process takes about one month for each handle. The top of Black Shine Damascus Nakiri Knife is cut diagonally. You can buy Sakai Takayuki Black Shine Damascus Nakiri Knife from Japan at fair price in our store.