The Senzo Collection knives are constructed from a 69 layer complex Damascus with a VG10 core clad with 16 soft layers on either side. These outstanding knives exemplify Japanese sharpness but with more weight than associated with most Japanese knives. The surgically sharp edge is easy to maintain and will outperform most other knives in this price bracket. The added weight has been achieved by cold forging the blade from a thicker than normal blank (4mm) and compressing it with 3000 pounds per sq. in. of pressure and then pressed again with a Tscuchime mould. The resulting knife is both dense (extremely tough) and breathtakingly sharp with indents on the top part of the knife that reduces the sticking of fatty, oily or starchy foods.
The stainless bolster and oval hardwood handle have a thin red ring of a heat-resistant polymer between them that acts as a cushion if the steel bolster and wood handle expand and contract differently in extreme conditions.
The Senzo Collection is destined to be the benchmark against which most other commercially produced knives will be judged.
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.