Roll forged in Tosa by three of the finest blacksmiths under the company named Hokiyama, the Artisan Taper is a totally hand-ground blade made of SRS15 powdered steel in the core with two layers of softer SUS404 steel cladding the blade; this is known as Warikome (sandwich blade). As the name suggests this Artisan has tapered edges, not very common on Japanese knives, which gives the knife a more rounded look and is smooth to the touch. This special blade is oil-quenched after its intense heat treatment to provide a more stable blade with additional toughness. The blade is hardened to 63 HRC which allows it to stay sharp for an incredibly long time! The handle has a traditional octagonal Japanese finish; known as Hachi Kaku (eight corners) and is hand-crafted from Magnolia wood. Please Note: The handle being natural wood can vary in color.
- Avoid chopping hard ingredients such as bones, frozen food, or any rock-solid items. Not dishwasher safe.