Nihei SLD Nashiji Ko-Bunka 135mm
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Nihei knives are produced in Fukushima, Japan by former apprentice of Yoshikane Hamono, the talented Takahiro Nihei. Forged from SLD tool steel rated at 64hrc with a soft stainless cladding. SLD is considered a semi stainless steel, though not as reactive as more pure high carbon steels, it may form a light patina over extended use.
SLD is known for its incredible edge retention and sharpens very easily. The blade is finished with a nashiji pattern on the top of the blade and a mirror polish towards the edge of the blade. These knives have thin grinds with light convexity and very nice distal taper. Octagonal chestnut handles with ebony wood ferrule.
Shape: Bunka / Santoku Double Bevel
Edge length: 139mm
Height at heel: 44mm
Thickness above heel: 3.4mm