BLACK SHADOW Kiritsuke Gyuto Chef Knife – Nashiji G3 Japanese Stainless Steel + Black Riveted Handle [ 8.3” / 21 cm ]
Weight: 7 oz / 200 g
Blade Length: 8.3” / 13.5 cm
Handle Length: 4.3” / 11 cm
Total Length 9.5″ / 21 cm
For cooks who prefer using a full size chef knife, the BLACK SHADOW Kiritsuke Gyuto 21 cm is the right knife choice. G3 semi-stainless steel blades are lighter and thinner than usual which makes them easier to handle and maneuver. Professional chefs will enjoy the kiritsuke blade tip that offers impressive scoring precision for ingredients like eggplant, cucumber, fish skin and meat. Scoring improves textures, speeds up pickling and fat rendering. For the diner the beautiful scoring marks add artistic value. BLACK SHADOW Kiritsuke Gyuto knife handles everything from small to large foods. The blade depth at the heel allows for an ideal knuckle clearance and can be used to transfer cut food from the cutting board. If you want a knife to handle challenging tasks in the kitchen and reflects a sleek modern look then this is your knife. Suitable for home kitchen and super popular with professional chefs.
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The BLACK SHADOW collection is 100 % forged and handcrafted in Japan for those who love the craftsmanship and values of the artisan tradition but prefer western style handles. Traditional & modern forging combined to produce high quality steel accented with natural woods and detailed refinements. BLACK SHADOW series of knives are built with sustainably harvested woods that will last a lifetime. BLACK SHADOW captures the best qualities of the forging spirit in a knife that is authentically artisan in every detail. It offers the cook a remarkably precise cutting tool with a rustic yet refined aesthetic.
We created these as mono-handles in black so the focus on the blade finishing shines through. Black pakkawood is often used in Japan used for western handle knives and kitchen tools. The texture is smooth and tactile. The wood surface can be finished beautifully as it becomes glossy when polished. Pakkawood is resistant to cracking and is less likely to warp or be deformed. Three stainless steel rivets bolt the handle to the full tang blade. A high polish stainless steel collar connects all the parts together securely. The finishing is highly detailed and refined. Seams are smooth in transition from wood to steel for maximum comfort.
Yo western handles are ideal for both left and right hand cooks. They fit the contours of the hand which is why they have superior ergonomics. Flexible grip holds are another reason – whether straight cuts or peeling ‘katsura’ cutting the octagonal handle beats the western grip handles on skill performance. Ergonomic & ambidextrous make them the ideal handle crafted by Kikusumi artisans.
Each Sakura octagonal mono-handle is finished with a tradtional yakking (burned) logo just like it was done back in the Edo period. Blades receive 3 beautiful kanji engravings that express its orgins. 菊 炭 KIKUSUMI 銀三 G3 土佐TOSA
Packaged in recycled paper products that can also be repackaged. Packaging is reduced to minimal size to reduce carbon emissions on the way to your door. Brochures are also made from recycled paper materials. Plasitic is generally not used in our packaging.
The picture showing on the item page is a representative image of the product. The product shipped will be similar but please be aware the actual color, pattern, shape and size may slightly differ from the pictures shown regarding items hand-made by the artists and made using natural materials such as wood.