This new series is a hybrid version of the acclaimed 3 layer Blazen SRS15 Series which had a Western 3 rivet handle and a polished finish made by the legendary Ryusen Forge. The new edition has a traditional Japanese handle made of polished Walnut with SG2 Powder Steel Core and a ‘Soft Tsuchime’ Nashiji finish. The SG2 core has the capacity to be tempered to a very high level of hardness (62:64 HRC) thus sharpened to a surgically sharp edge that is very enduring. The super thin blades are easy to sharpen. The undulating ‘Soft Tsuchime’ Nashiji finish allows oily / fatty foods to be released from the knife without sticking and the polished Walnut handle add a touch of luxury that is ergonomically sound. The overall functionality and aesthetic is in keeping with uncompromising Japanese standards. 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.
All knives come with one free sharpening. Avoid using on frozen foods and on bones.