We found this to be an ideal all round large chef knife, definitely big enough to work with larger vegetables and pieces of meat but thanks to the fine point of blade tip, it's also well suited to finer work on smaller pieces of food.
For those who prefer a larger all round chef knife, this is certainly one to consider thanks to it's shape and light weight it's a pleasure to use.
The stainless, powdered R2 steel used in the blade construction is very thin which lends itself to taking a very sharp edge and is hard enough to handle daily use without needing to worry about its strength.
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- Blade Length: 235mm (Measurement of the cutting edge)
- Total Length: 397mm (Blade + Handle)
- Blade Thickness: 2mm (Measured level with heel)
- Blade Height: 52mm (Heel to spine)
- Total Weight: 171 grams
- Core Steel: R2
- Cladding Steel: Stainless
- Hardness: 62-63 (HRC)
- Handle Style: Japanese
- Handle Material: Octgonal rosewood
- Left or Right handed: Either (Double Bevel)
Product SKU: 1655
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Some measurements such as HRC are provided by the manufacturer and should therefore be used as a guide.
Shibata san is one of the top knife sharpeners in Japan and his ranges are famed for the quality of sharpness and finish.