An extraordinarily beautiful kitchen knife from a young blacksmith in Sanjo City, Niigata. Masashi’s knives are light, beautifully balanced, and a joy to use.
This knife has a Damascus SLD steel blade, a charred chestnut handle, and a resin ferrule. SLD steel from Hitachi benefits from a high carbon content that holds its edge well, is tough, easy to sharpen and maintain, and with a 12% chromium content is very nearly stainless. It’s laminated to an outer cladding of 15-layered Damascus stainless steel, creating a blade of breathtaking beauty.
Materials & Dimensions
Hand Forged Damascus SLD Steel
- Blade length: 180mm / 7 1/16″
- Total Length: 310mm / 12 3/16″
- Weight: 164g
Delivery & Returns
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Handle Japanese knives carefully – the steel is brittle. Don’t cut bones, don’t use on hard surfaces, don’t chuck them about and don’t put them in the dishwasher. Handle them like you handle your wine glasses and you’ll be fine.
– hand wash
– avoid soaking – especially the traditional style knives, as it expands the wooden handles
– dry throroughly
– store individually
– wipe over with Camellia Oil if not using regularly
– sharpen every two weeks or so of regular use
– use the Niwaki Combination Stone for everyday sharpening
Take care with this knife – the damascus can stain a bit with things like chorizo.