Wakui 165mm Nakiri Shirogami #2 Red Ebony 'D'

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165mm wa-nakiri in shirogami #2 and stainless cladding, with 'D' shaped red ebony handle. 310mm overall, height at heel 52mm, 167 grams....

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165mm wa-nakiri in shirogami #2 and stainless cladding, with 'D' shaped red ebony handle. 310mm overall, height at heel 52mm, 167 grams.

Toshihiro Wakui hand-forges this series in shirogami #2 (white steel #2) in a cladding of stainless steel, hardened to 63-64 HRC.   This line has some of the thinnest and easiest forged knives to sharpen, resulting in a very fine cutting feel.  Shirogami is a very fine grained carbon steel made from a very low contaminate iron. It's loved for its ease of sharpening and ability to take a very fine, razor sharp edge.  For these reasons, shirogami knives are a favorite of sushi chefs; in which a very fine finish is essential. Not the easiest steel to forge and temper properly, shirogami done well is a testimony to a smith's skill.

Shirogami is a highly reactive carbon steel.  It should be mentioned that extra care is required, as the core 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.

 

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