Parker Asahi synthetic wa handle

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Something a little different from Parker Asahi who are best known for their exceptional quality synthetic cutting boards, these handles are made from the same material as their boards and offer some interesting alternatives over traditional wooden wa handles.

In our testing of the prototypes we found the added weight over a lighter wooden wa handle was useful for rebalancing a knife if you are more familiar with a heavier yo handle balance point closer to the heel or handle. 

The second benefit, particularly in a busier commercial enviroment is the material being the same as their boards makes it easy to clean if it stains. Simply sand it down with a board scraper and it's good to go!


Small: Suitable for santoku, bunka, nakiri and knives around 180-210mm blade length. Length 133mm, weight 72g

Medium: Suitable for knives around 240-300mm blade length such as sujihiki. Length 140mm. weight 64g. This handle is thinner and lighter than the small size.

Large: Designed for 300mm or longer knives such as yanagiba. Length 153mm, weight 85g

The handles can be fitted in the same way as a traditional wooden wa handle by heating the knife tang.

Product SKU: HAND-038

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