185mm Stainless San mai, forged Geometry Super High Grade Nakiri
Very very rare as these are extremely hard to pull off in stainless clad to forge the material to this extent!!! But when it works it really works great, So here we have a very shiny stainless 304 clad high carbon 1.2442 core nakiri with a pure nickel carbon barrier. The core steel is extremely hard, hardness is only balanced by making the steel stable enough no to chip too easily on the very thin edge, it will not distort. This is the way heat treatment is done on very high end Japanese knives, where as western made knives usually make steel overly tough for its purpose, which just makes it more likely to distort than chip when pushed to destruction which is bad..... I have allot of experience with the steel and when it is used on the limit like this is something else, so don't be put off if you have used 1.2442 from other makers and found it a bit gummy and hard to sharpen.... I promise this is not, burr verily pings away with my heat treatment:)
The Handle is in all elk horn, It looks and feels great but I found it very hard to get a clean finish in places it does appear a bit to flecky in places where the grain is more open, for this reason im reducing the price by £90 as list would be £790, the handle is very very ncie dont get me wrong, but its a high end piece and that is worth mentioning that I felt visually that lets it down a touch and give a price reduction, there are no faults or flaws just speckly patches in places on the handle....
The forging is on another level on this knife especially given its stainless, which visually accentuates the amazing geometry which is present in all the forge geometry line.... The taper is also ridiculous !!! Just look at the pics!!!
Height 65 mm
Thickness and taper all just pefect for its weight, will be a hell of a cutter!!! With a little maintenance advantage of stainless clad, bear in mind the core is carbon though, so if the knife were to be allowed to actually corrode , the core would act as a sacrificial element and rust away even quicker!! But when the knife is in regular use, its much easier, just wipe the edge , dont have to worry so much about the cladding...
Price includes world shipping, im open to most shipping instructions:)