Chef's Knife - Nakiri - with Curly Maple (7 1/8 inches)
Product Description for Chef's Knife - Nakiri - with Curly Maple (7 1/8 inches)
Maker: Jim Arbuckle, J.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 96628
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 7.10 in.
Cutting edge length: 6.90 in.
Total length: 11.70 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.80 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.10 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.10 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 7.40 oz.
Blade: 154CM stainless steel, hardened and triple tempered to Hrc 58-59
Handle: Stabilized, contoured curly maple set on a full tang
Description: If you spend any time in the kitchen, would like to have a knife that is as attractive as it is useful, and don't want the typical off-the shelf chef's knives, check out this handmade beauty by Jim Arbuckle. This chef's knife will quickly become your go-to knife in the kitchen. It is well suited to slicing and chopping.
Based on the traditional Japanese nakiri (vegetable cleaver), this striking one-of-a-kind cutting tool has the double bevel geometry you'd expect from a Western knife with the rectangular shape of a traditional Japanese knife. It is ideal for chopping slicing. The thin edge geometry makes it a precision tool, rather than the Arbuckle equivalent to a meat cleaver. It also has a double beveled chisel tip to facilitate slipping the blade under items on flat surfaces to life or turn them.
The deep blade provides plenty of finger clearance so your knuckles don't hit the cutting board while copping. A hallmark of Arbuckle's work, it utilizes a very deep choil (cut-out) for the forefinger to rest in. This makes the knife easy to hold onto even with slippery hands.
The blade is made from 154CM stainless steel. It is hardened and triple tempered to Hrc 58-59, then hand rubbed to an heirloom quality satin finish. The spine is nicely rounded for a more comfortable grip.
Presentation grade curly maple scales are set on the full tang for strength and durability. The tang features modified bamboo filework filled with black resin. This allows the beauty of filework without the worry of food getting into the recesses.
This nakiri is sure to become your go-to chef's knife.
Exceptional work throughout!
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