Sujihiki Slicer Knife 240mm (9.4") Damascus 69 Layer -Ginga

Size

Ideal for: Slicing

Useful on food types: Slicing fish fillets, sushi & sashimi, turkey, roast beef, squid, octopus, other seafood

Sujihiki Slicer Knife
Blade Material: Damascus 69 Layer ZA-18 Stainless Steel
Blade Length: 240 mm (9.4") 
Blade Style: Double Bevel
Handle Type: Japanese Style, Wenge and Buffalo Horn Handle

Weight: 139 g
Blade Width: 45 mm 
Blade Thickness: 2 mm
Handle Length: 140 mm
Handle Thickness: 30 mm

The Sujihiki blade is characterized by its narrow width and short height. These dimensions allow for less surface area and less friction when slicing through meat. This is a perfect combination for slicing through delicate fish in a single clean stroke, in particular for sashimi. This knife is also useful for such things as large pieces of meat from poultry. This blade is also characterized by double beveled edges.
This is a Sakai Takayuki Western style series that is resistant to rust. This series is called Ginga which means Galaxy, evident by the stunning visual patterns on the blades. The handle is beautiful Wenge wood.  Wenge is an African timber that has a beautiful black and gentle color tone and a unique delicate grain. It is known as very strong and hard wood.

ZA-18 has features very similar to VG-10 steel. While VG-10 is the primary steel of the Takefu steel manufacturer, ZA-18 is made by Aichi Steel. The steels have a similar chemical composition, with ZA-18 having a slightly higher content of carbon, chromium, molybdenum and cobalt, and thus a little more strength, durability and corrosion resistance. The steel has been tempered to a hardness of around 61-63 HRC.

This series can be used widely from home to professional. Please do not cut bone or frozen food. It may cause the knife to chip or other damaged. No dishwasher please.