Nihei White #2 Stainless Clad Santoku 165mm
Nihei knives are produced in Fukushima, Japan by former apprentice of Yoshikane Hamono, the talented Takahiro Nihei. Forged from White #2 high carbon steel rated at 63-64hrc with a soft stainless cladding. White #2 steel is extremely sharp, has amazing edge formation and is very easy to resharpen.
The blade is finished with a kurouchi on the top of the blade with a light forged texture. The bevels have a smooth kasumi finish. These knives have thin grinds, nice midweight workhorse feel, and very nice distal taper. Octagonal burnt chestnut handles with walnut ferrule.
Shape: Nakiri Double Bevel
Edge length: 169mm
Height at heel: 50.8mm
Thickness above heel: 3.3mm