The Blue Urushi Tochi collection is totally handcrafted by a family forge in Sakai city. The handle is individually coated with over 10 layers of Blue Urushi lacquer Tochi wood by K. KAREN workshop. It is robust, hard, corrosion- and wear-resistant, and it maintains its edges well. Knives constructed of AUS-10 stainless steel are relatively simple to sharpen and develop a very fine edge. Damascus knife is constructed of 35 layer of various steel parts bonded together. Both sides of the blade are covered with various soft steel materials, as the blade’s sharpening centre is constructed of hard steel. After the blade is forged, the ripples get more intricate, and their unique texture pattern becomes more attractive, giving it a lovely polish and preventing food from sticking to the blade.
Handle: The handles on these knives are Octagonal Tochi wood dye Japanese Blue Lacquer (Urushi) that recalls
the images of Japanese tradition. It features antibacterial and disinfecting qualities. Blue Urushi is a totally organic
lacquer that over time acquires a unique, highly refined the shine and texture that is incomparable to anything
SANTOKU (San – 3 & Toku – benefit):This is the classic Japanese chef’s knife. It is flat from the handle end for about ½ way to the tip and then gently curves to a point. It is ideal for straight vertical chopping, horizontal slicing and roll cutting.Function – Multi-purpose chef knife. For Slicing, Dicing and Mincing of vegetables, meat and fish.Normal length – 165mm to 180mm (smaller 140mm are available in a few collections)Tip: The 170mm/180mm is the most popular multipurpose knife.
- Steel Type: AUS10 A Stainless steel
- Layers: 35 Layer
- Hardness: HRC 61 + /- 1
- Handle Type: Blue Urushi Lacquer Tochi Wood
- Blade: Double beveled
- Made in Japan