Kuro-uchi Utility 175mm (6.9") [Walnut Handle]
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Kuro-uchi Utility got a makeover! We replaced a handle on one of our most favorite (and affordable) kitchen knives. This knife is so versatile it can be used both as a main, multi-purpose knife, as well as a utility knife for smaller tasks. The standard D-shaped magnolia handle with plastic ferrule was replaced with a handle made from a more durable and harder wood - walnut! The ferrule is made of durable pakka wood. The new walnut handle is octagonal shaped, so it will fit well into the hands of both right- and left-handed users.
Kuro-uchi Utility is a mid-sized kitchen knife suitable for all sorts of cutting tasks. Kuro-uchi series knives are traditional Japanese rustic knives. Its price is very affordable for the quality of a hand-forged knife. It is suitable for the first purchase of a traditional Japanese knife.
The blade is forged in SUJ-2 steel, which offers incredible capacities, hardness is 63-64 HRC, and at the same time the knife is very easy to resharpen. The blade needs some extra care. After the use rinse it well and dry it. The name of kuro-uchi refers to the final look of the blade, which is unprocessed on the top and has already developed dark patina, which protects the blade.
|Hardness (HRC scale):||63-64|
|Overall length:||302mm (11.9")|
|Blade length:||175mm (6.9")|
|Spine thickness:||2.5mm (0.1")|
|Weight:||85g (3 oz)|
|Handle length:||123mm (4.8")|
|Handle type / wood:||Japanese / Walnut|
Use & Care:
- Handwash in warm water and towel dry
- Use a sharpening stone (not a honing steel!) to sharpen your knife
- Do not cut frozen foods and meat bones
- Do not put the knife in a dishwasher
- Read our comprehensive guide on proper Maintenance of Kitchen Knives.
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