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.
Naikiri: The edge of this shape is almost flat for the entire length and is the consummate knife for the preparation of vegetables. The wide rectangular blade is ideal for scooping and the best shape for vertical chopping of hard and dense foods like cabbages, celeriac etc. Function – Vegetable knife. For Slicing, Dicing and Mincing of vegetables. Normal length – 160mm to 180mm Tip: A few models have a completely flat edge with no curve so if you need to roll cut as well as vertically chop (to Julienne or Chiffonade herbs) select a model that has a slight curve towards the tip. This is the ‘uber’ knife for vegetables.