Sujihiki knife, SLD semi-stainless steel, tsuchime finish - Ohishi
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The Ohishi range of knives we have come to love in a new steel flavour, SLD.
SHAPE: Slicer or sujihiki. A Japanese carving knife suitable for thin slicing.
STEEL: SLD. This modern steel is made by Hitachi and has excellent wear resistance. It has around 1.5% carbon meaning it can be hardened to over 60 Rockwell. There is also 11-13% chromium meaning it can almost be classed as stainless steel which generally has a minimum of 13% chromium. All in all a rather nice steel.
FINISH: Tsuchime or hand hammered. The dimples that can be seen on the surface are there to help vegetables like potatoes stop sticking to the knife. They also look very cool.
HANDLE: D shaped rosewood handle with a pakkawood ferrule. Theoretically this is a right handers handle but I know loads of people who happily use them left handed.
LENGTH: 270mm in length.
MAKER: Ohishi - Niigata City, Japan
BEST FOR: Tradional looks but a modern easy to look after steel.
SAUNDERS SAYS: "A really lovely range of knives sitting in the middle to upper weight division."
These knives are hand-forged so there may be slight variations in measurements and finishes.