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Kikuichi Hammered Paring Knife

The Kikuichi history of fine craftsmanship dates back to 12th century Japan, when an ancestor became a swordsmith for the emperor, marking each sword with the monarch's chrysanthemum symbol. Today this proud tradition of metalwork continues with beautiful cutlery etched with this enduring emblem. Handcrafted in Japan, their utility knife is exceptionally versatile - use it for everything from prepping produce to slicing sandwiches. Damascus-style blade is forged from 16 layers of incredibly dense VG-10 "super steel" to provide precise control while maintaining a razor-sharp edge. The handsome dimpled pattern ("tsuchime" in Japanese) helps the blade glide easily through food without sticking. Tsuchime pattern is hand-hammered, then heat-tempered, making each blade unique. Traditional wooden handle is triple-riveted to guarantee optimal balance and control.
Average Customer Rating:
5 out of 5
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1 of 1(100%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Kikuichi Hammered Paring Knife
Review 1 for Kikuichi Hammered Paring Knife
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Maplewood, NJ
July 24, 2014
Ability level:Advanced
Has owned product for:1 - 5 years
Uses product:Every day
Would You Recommend? Yes
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My favorite knife
July 24, 2014
This is my absolute favorite knife, I use it for everything. I have used a LOT of knives having worked at a cooking school for 18 years, assisting many different chefs. I don't know if its the shape or the way it cuts. I can't put a definitive reason to it but I LOVE it. This is the ony Kikuichi knife I own so I cannot vouch for the rest of the line but this one feel great in your hand, cuts very smoothly and has held its edge amazingly well.
Pros: Durable, Easy to Use, Quality, Balance, Easy to Clean, Easy to Store, Size, Strength, Versatile, Sharpness, Shape, Weight