Kiritsuke knife, shirogami carbon steel - Kagekiyo

£340.00 

  • Kiritsuke knife, shirogami carbon steel - Kagekiyo
  • Kiritsuke knife, shirogami carbon steel - Kagekiyo
  • Kiritsuke knife, shirogami carbon steel - Kagekiyo
  • Kiritsuke knife, shirogami carbon steel - Kagekiyo

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A 240mm kiritsuke knife with lacquer handle.

 

SHAPE: Kiritsuke. Traditionally this is what the executive chefs used in kitchens as it has a pretty flat profile, allowing for it to be used for slicing, in place of a yanagiba, and also general kitchen work. 

STEEL: Shirogami (white) 2 steel. It is a reactive carbon steel which is easy to sharpen and holds an edge well. This steel is often chosen for traditional-style Japanese knives.  

FINISH: Polished. 

HANDLE: Octagonal handles with urushi lacquer. Japanese lacquerware, referred to either as urushi or simply as “Japan”, is created by applying a substance made from the sap of the urushi tree. It provides an attractive finish but is also durable and water resistant and seals and protects the handles. The handle narrows slightly towards the blade to improve grip.

LENGTH: 240mm in length.

MAKER: Baba Hamono, Sakai City, Japan

BEST FOR: The executive chefs out there, or anyone who covets an incredible looking knife.

 

SAUNDERS SAYS: "The one that got away. I had hoped to keep one of these for myself but it flew off the shelves before we even had time to measure it. Next order, one of these will be mine!"

The spec: 

BLADE LENGTH: 231mm

OVERALL LENGTH: 382mm

BLADE HEIGHT: 46mm

THICKNESS AT HEEL: 3.6mm

 

These knives are hand-forged so there may be slight variations in measurements and finishes.

 

 

 

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