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Kikuichi Hammered Slicing 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 slicing knife has a long, slender blade to precisely cut meats, poultry and fish into uniform slices. 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. Handcrafted in Japan.
Average Customer Rating:
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1 of 1(100%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Kikuichi Hammered Slicing Knife
Review 1 for Kikuichi Hammered Slicing Knife
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
August 3, 2012
Ability level:Advanced
Has owned product for:1 - 5 years
Uses product:Once a month
Would You Recommend? Yes
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Exquisite knife
August 3, 2012
This is, unquestionably, my favorite knife. Beautiful & masterful construction that is a pleasure to hold. It is incredibly sharp with excellent edge retention. I love making paper thin slices of meat and fish.
Be aware however that this is a specialty knife! Do not use this to cut frozen foods or to split a joint or knuckle. You will break it! You don't tow a boat with an Aston Martin...
Pros: Easy to Use, Quality, Balance, Easy to Clean, Size, Sharpness, Shape, Weight, beauty
Cons: Fragile