This new series is a hybrid version of the acclaimed 3 layer Blazen SG2 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.
Utility:The shape is basically a small Sujihiki or slicing knife. As the name suggests it is a multi-function knife used for the preparation of vegetables and precise cutting of meat and fish. The slim profile presents a smaller area to fatty, oily, and starchy foods where a wider blade would create a stronger vacuum and ‘stick’ more to the food.Function – Multipurpose for preparing all food groups. A favourite knife of many home cooks who are uncomfortable with large blades.Normal length – 150mmTip: This knife is also used for carving petite roasts, filleting and skinning fish as well as careful dissection of poultry without hitting bones. An extremely useful size for any kitchen.