Nakiri knife, Aogami Super with stainless steel cladding, migaki finish - Yamawaki
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Great veg knife with a rust-busting stainless steel cladding.
SHAPE: Nakiri. A traditional shape used for cutting vegetables.
STEEL: Aogami (blue paper) super steel. This is very similar to white paper steel but with tungsten and chromium added to it which helps with edge retention and slows down rusting. The super part indicates the highest amount of carbon steel at up to 1.5% out of the blue series steels. This has then been hardened to 63-64 rockwell making it very hard and capable of retaining an edge for a very long time. The blue steel core has then been wrapped in stainless steel making maintenance easy.
HANDLE: Octagonal magnolia handles with ebony ferrule.
MAKER: Yamawaki - Sakai City, Japan
BEST FOR: Veggies
SAUNDERS SAYS: "The fit and finish on these knives is phenomenal, I foresee these as being one of my bestsellers."
BLADE LENGTH: 167mm
OVERALL LENGTH: 309mm
BLADE HEIGHT: 51mm
THICKNESS AT HEEL: 2.3mm
These knives are hand-forged so there may be slight variations in measurements and finishes.