Mattia Borrani 9.5" Kiritsuke Chef Knife comes with a padded zipper case. AEBL stainless steel blade with satin finish. 61 HRC.
This is an adaptation of the classic Kiritsuke, a very versatile kitchen knife that can be used to perform many of the tasks normally done with a Gyuto. Kiritsuke knives are a hybrid design combining features of Japanese usubas and yanagibas . Usubas are dedicated vegetable knives while yanagibas are used to slice raw fish for sushi. The Kiritsuke’s reverse tanto profile makes the pointed tip very nimble and sharp while the flat profile lends itself well to chopping and push cutting. Featuring excellent geometry, full distal taper and convex bevel for outstanding performance and food release, our Kiritsuke has a slightly larger belly which is perfect to rock-chop produce. When using push and pull cuts, the Kiritsuke is perfect for use on a variety of proteins because of this thinner and sharper edge, as well as making extremely fine cuts due to the tip of the knife being thin.
Mattia Borrani knives are made in Petaluma, California just north of San Francisco. He is co-owner of Begg knives famous for their high-end custom folding knives. His kitchen cutlery line is born from a love of cooking, having spent years as a cook in a former life. They are ground thin, satin finished and are using unique patterned micarta in the handles that are made in Sacramento by Gregg Hansen.
Black Handle: Black Paper Micarta Handle + Copper & Carbon Fiber Spacer + Layered Carbon Fiber Bolster + Black & Red G10 Liners
Multi Color Handle: Black Paper Micarta Bolster + Layered G10 Spacer + Multi-Color Gcarta Handle + Black & Red G10 Liners