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Takada no Hamono

Takada no Hamono Silver #3 Suiboku Nakiri 180mm Rosewood Handle (Extra Thin)

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Description

What kind of knife is this?

The classic vegetable knife. Highly functional for processing large amounts of vegetables and preforming finer cutting tasks such as julienne of brunoise. The absence of a pronounced belly in the profile orientates it more towards chopping style cutting motions rather than rolling cuts. 

Care Instructions

This is a stainless steel knife. It becomes stainless due to a certain amount (10-13%) of chromium and/or nickel in the alloy, it forms a film layer which acts as a barrier between metal and oxygen. Stainless steel is easy, practical and functional but not completely maintenance free. With very bad maintenance it can rust or show pitting, after all it’s called stainless not stain-free steel. The corrosion resistance varies with each stainless steel. In my opinion the same rules apply here as with carbon steel (non-stainless).

Store your knife dry and clean, never let it air-dry after washing, no dishwasher and avoid extremely hard products like frozen foods or bones ect. But a big difference to carbon steel is that your margin of error is much bigger, the rust resistance is much greater and thus easier and more worry free to maintain.

Please note that there are many different stainless steels, just like carbon steels, each with its own properties and characteristics. Each should be judged individually.

Detailed Spec

Brand: Takada no Hamono 高田ノハモノ
Smith: Nakagawa Blacksmith 中川打刃物
Producing Area: Sakai-Osaka/ Japan
Profile: Nakiri
Size: 180mm
Steel Type: Stainless Steel
Steel: Yasuki Silver #3 (Ginsan), Soft Stainless Clad
Handle: Rosewood & Pakka Ferrule Octagonal
Total Length: 314mm
Edge Length: 162mm
Handle to Tip Length: 182mm
Blade Height: 57mm
Thickness: 1.7mm
Handle Length: 133mm
Weight: 163g
Hand Orientation: Ambidextrous
Sharpener: Mitsuaki Takada