Nihei SLD Nashiji Gyuto 210mm
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.
Edge length: 216mm
Height at heel: 48mm
Thickness above heel: 3.6mm