In keeping with the current trend for knives with a hammer finish we present here a range of handmade knives by Master Nokaji Hasegawa San. This collection provides the requirements of both the busy chef and passionate cook with a knife that is surgically sharp, long edge endurance, easy maintenance, and comfort. The blade is cold forged from a 33-layer stainless steel Damascus clad with a VG-10 core for
rigidity. Not only can this knife take a beating in an industrial kitchen but can perform with the same sharp cutting edge which makes this whole range a go-to for head chefs. The traditional octagonal handle meets a western style with the angle for an ergonomically friendly all-round knife. The knives are totally handmade using a hydraulic hammer creating a wider and longer mass, which is then cut away by laser.
These collections have what is known as a Hamaguri (Clamshell) grind which means the side of the knife is very slightly curved adding immense toughness to the blades – the edge sharpening is the same as other knives. Hachi handles are composed of stunning Dark Red Pakkawood with mosaic pin to fix the handle onto the full tang. The Bolster has a very gentle, deep, and long curve to minimize calluses
and strains during prolonged use. Every knife has its own Black Cardboard box, which is useful for storage when not in use and presents well as a gift. Wash by soft sponge with kitchen detergent and rinse well after use. Not dishwasher safe. Store in a clean, dry place. Please
Note: The handle being natural wood can vary in colour.Sujihiki & Slicers: The classic slicer. Long and thin, this is the best shape for the preparation of any flesh (meat or fish – cooked or raw) without bones. The slim profile presents a smaller are of contact with the flesh and thus reduces the strength of the vacuum between the blade and the food resulting in a smoother and easier cut. Function – Slicing and carving of meat and fish without bones. Normal length – 240mm to 300mm (a few smaller 180mm and longer 330mm are available) Tip: Whilst the 240mm or the 270mm lengths are the most popular select the longest length you are comfortable with. The longer the blade, the lesser the pressure required to cut the food and thus increase the ability to cut thinner slices. As this is one knife that is often taken to the table for carving in front of the diners, apart from the functionality, aesthetics should be an important consideration.