A very well balanced carving knife with a wickedly sharp edge and profile. Longer and thinner than a Gyuto the design allows you to cut through meat in a single stroke to avoid ripping leaving you with better, cleaner cuts.
At a glance
We have personally tested and reviewed this knife to give you an honest and personal opinion about it and this is how it rates.
The technical bits
- Blade length 272 mm (Measurement of the cutting edge)
- Total length 429 mm (Blade + Handle)
- Blade width 4 mm (Measured where blade enters handle)
- Blade height 41 mm Heel to spine
- Total weight 167 grams
- Blade Material
- Hardness 61-63 HRC
- Style Japanese
- Handle Style Japanese
- Tang Style Half
- Left or right handed Both
Our aim is to measure everything as accurately as possible but some specifications (such as hardness for example) are provided by the manufacturer and therefore should be used as a guide only.
What You Get
Beautiful blue fibre boxes with the Masakage logo and name in silver foil on the lid. On the inside you will find a blue stepped inlay and your beautiful knife of course, wrapped in Japanese newspaper by the craftsmen who made it.
So while not working on your knife skills you can catch up your Japanese language skills. Talk about the gift that keeps on giving...
What is a knife?
The sujihiki is the Japanese equivalent of a Western carving knife - slim and long to allow fewer passes of the blade through boneless pieces of meat it helps avoid tearing which gives a more succulent piece of meat as a result.
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