Sakai Kikumori 165mm Wa Nakiri Shirogami 1 Kurouchi
Sakai Kikumori 165mm Wa Nakiri Shirogami 1 Kurouchi
Sakai Kikumori 165mm Wa Nakiri Shirogami 1 Kurouchi
Sakai Kikumori 165mm Wa Nakiri Shirogami 1 Kurouchi
Sakai Kikumori 165mm Wa Nakiri Shirogami 1 Kurouchi
Sakai Kikumori 165mm Wa Nakiri Shirogami 1 Kurouchi
Sakai Kikumori 165mm Wa Nakiri Shirogami 1 Kurouchi
Sakai Kikumori 165mm Wa Nakiri Shirogami 1 Kurouchi

Sakai Kikumori 165mm Wa Nakiri Shirogami 1 Kurouchi

$225.00

Hand forged iron clad shirogami 1 with kurouchi finish from the forge. Forged and ground thin for smooth cutting and easy sharpening but with a stiff substantial feel and generous height and a full belly.

Shirogami 1 is the highest carbon content shirogami family steel. Shirogami steels are very pure steels capable of taking very fine edges, shirogami 1 with it's high carbon content (~1.4%) has the longest edge life of the shirogami steels. Easy sharpening and amazing cutting feel, a sharpeners dream.

It should be mentioned that extra care is required, blade is not stainless and should be dried immediately after use. It will develop a dark patina with usage, but any orange rust should be removed with a light abrasive.

Sakai Kikumori was started in 1926 and draws on Sakai's 600 year history as the major center of traditional Japanese cutlery manufacturing. They work with a large variety of Sakai's best smiths, sharpeners and small factories to offer a wide variety of knives ranging from traditional materials and styles to more modern, western influenced styles and materials.

 

Steel Type Iron Clad Shirogami 1
Grind Ambidextrous 
Edge 50/50
Finish Hammered Kurouchi with Kasumi Bevel
Handle Material Magnolia Wood with Horn Ferrule
Weight 151 grams
Height at Heel 57 mm
Overall Length 317 mm
Cutting Edge Length 160 mm
HRC

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