Honyaki Sujihiki/Slicer (10-1/2 in) with Maple Burl and Mammoth Molar - Carbon

Product Description for Honyaki Sujihiki/Slicer (10-1/2 in) with Maple Burl and Mammoth Molar - Carbon

Maker: Francisco Vaz (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $800.00
Item num: 107268
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 10.80 in.
Cutting edge length: 10.50 in.
Total length: 15.95 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.43 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.14 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.11 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.08 in.
Item weight: 6.80 oz.
Shipment weight: 15.0 oz.
Blade: Honyaki 1095 carbon steel
Handle: Stabilized maple burl with black G-10 and mammoth molar spacers
Description: Sujihiki are slicers or carving knives that are well suited for slicing and portioning meats and fish due to the thin, long blade. Extremely sharp, they are also well suited to preparing sushi and sashimi. The extended blade length allows you to slice with one long stroke, instead of sliding the knife back and forth in a sawing motion. The result is a superior, clean cut.
Francisco Vaz lives in Rio Grande, Brazil. He has been making knives since 2017 and is a master of chef's knives. Each knife that he creates is a handmade, high performance work of art. He grinds all of his knives by hand without the use of jigs and believes heavily in making his knives by hand.
The hand forged 1095 carbon steel blade features a differential heat treatment. Borrowing from the world of Japanese swords, Vaz coated the spine with clay prior to heat treatment. The clay acts as a heat sink, keeping the spine softer and supportive, while allowing the edge to be exceptionally hard. The undulating heat treatment line seen in the blade is called a hamon. The flat ground blade will effortlessly slice through foods. The blade is impressively lightweight, making it comfortable even after hours of use. Both the spine and choil are nicely rounded.
The octagonal Japanese-inspired "Wa" style handle is ambidextrous. Stabilized and dyed maple burl is combined with black G-10 and mammoth molar spacers.
Because this knife is made from carbon steel, we recommend using camellia oil to avoid rust and oxidation. Like other kitchen knives, this knife should not be put in a dishwasher.
Francisco Vaz chef's knives are tremendous high performance knife in the kitchen. This utility knife is sure to become a kitchen favorite.

Availability: In stock. Usually ships in 1-2 business days