Kikuichi R33 Santoku 33 Layer Damascus

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We�re thrilled to offer a very limited supply of stunning heirloom-quality Kikuichi santokus, usually available only to the Japanese market. The 180-millimeter-long, 2-millimeter-thick blade is fashioned from 33 layers of folded steel. The Damascus construction�which originated in the 12th century in Damascus, Syria, for armor-piercing swords�produces an incredibly strong, durable blade with a liveliness that�s a joy to use. The relatively flat-bellied blade curves upward to the fine tip, which means the knife works equally well for slicing meats, rock-chopping carrots or mincing herbs. The exquisitely finished blade features a near mirror polish and a well-rounded spine for a comfortable pinch grip. Made from richly hued mahogany, the Western-style handle fills the palm for a secure grip. We�ve rarely seen fit and finish this good on production knives. It�s built for several lifetimes of use.

? [/description-break] Specifications [/title]?Blade Length: 180 mm
Handle Materials: Mahogany[/accordion] Care and Use [/title] ?Use: Suitable left and right handed individuals.
Care: Hand-wash and dry immediately.[/accordions-break]Literally translated as �three virtues,� santoku knives are the all-purpose knife of the Japanese home kitchen.[/banner_heading]Shorter, lighter, thinner and sharper than a western-style chef�s knife, they take the onus out of prepwork and it�s the knife we will always reach for first when dinnertime rolls around.[/banner-text-break]
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