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Hokiyama

Hokiyama Nakiri AUS-10 Damascus 165mm (6.5") [Rosewood-Cedar]

220,00€

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✔︎ No import fees & duties - worldwide
✔︎ All taxes included
✔︎ Express worldwide shipping
✔︎ 30-day return policy

The Hokiyama Nakiri AUS-10 Damascus is a Japanese kitchen knife designed primarily for preparing vegetables. The nakiri with damascus pattern and tsuchime finish is a perfect balance of form and function and reflects the essence of an authentic Japanese blacksmith's craft. We have added a traditional Japanese Wa handle made of rosewood with a Japanese cedar ferrule. The handle is oval, making it suitable for right and left-handed work.

BLADE SHAPE:
The nakiri shape was designed for cutting vegetables and is perfect for both long or short cuts, while the thin tip allows for precise work. Nakiri also known Nakiri Bocho is a traditional Japanese knife with a square, thin blade and a deep, flat belly. Since the entire flat edge of the knife touches the cutting board in one clean, vertical movement, there is no need for a horizontal pull or push.

STEEL:
The heart of this nakiri is made of Aichi's AUS-10 stainless steel, which was hardened to around 62 HRC. Due to its high content of Chromium (Cr), AUS-10 steel will resist corrosion very well.

LAMINATION:
The core layer consisting of the harder AUS-10 steel was sandwiched between two layers of softer steel. This technique is called san-mai and is used to protect the hard (but delicate) core from outside factors and physical impacts, which could lead to breakage.

GEOMETRY:
It has a double bevel (symmetrical) blade.

BLADE FINISH:
The knife features a beautiful combination of tsuchime and damascus pattern. The upper part of the blade features a hand chiseled kanji and hammer dents (or tsuchime), which then transform into an intricate damascus pattern that flows down to the cutting edge.

HANDLE:
The weight of the handle is aligned to the weight of the blade, which makes the knife perfectly balanced. The handle is handmade from a unique combination of rosewood with a Japanese cedar ferrule.

BLACKSMITH:
Hokiyama Hamono is a leading smithy in Kochi Prefecture in Japan. They have recently celebrated their 100-year anniversary, founded in 1919. Hokiyama Hamono is known for their quality as they follow the tradition of hand-made blades that has been around for over 800 years. They retain the handiwork and traditional craftsmanship that is passed down from generation to generation while striving for the ever-new knowledge and innovation. Despite the fact that they make knives according to the traditional methods, they follow the modern technological guidelines in the field of metallurgy, material processing and innovations in production processes. Hokiyama, in their own words, is a fusion of tradition (土佐 一), innovation (無限) and practicality (左近).

    Blade shape: Nakiri

    Steel type: AUS-10

    Blade construction: San-mai / Tsuchime, damascus

    Hardness (HRC scale): 62

    Overall length: 310mm (12.2")

    Blade length: 165mm (6.5")

    Blade height: 50mm (2")

    Spine thickness: 2.0mm (0.08")

    Weight: 160g (5.6 oz)

    Handle length: 130mm (5.1")

    Handle type / wood: Japanese (Wa) / Rosewood, Japanese cedar

    Kanji on the blade: /

    Blacksmith: Hokiyama

    Location of the smithy: TOSA / Kōchi Prefecture / Japan

    ☝️ Japanese kitchen knives in our store are handmade from natural materials. Slight variations in color, texture, weight and other dimensions are possible. We try to give a good photographic representation of our products, however computer screen resolution and colors do vary, so products might not look exactly as they are seen on screen.

    Blade wear depends on the quality of steel, usage and maintenance of the blade. Japanese knives are made of high-quality steels. Follow these tips to keep your Japanese knife in top-notch shape:

    ✔ Use a wooden, plastic or rubber cutting board.
    ✔ After use, wash the knives and wipe them dry.
    ✔ For storage, use a knife holder or a protective knife sheath (saya).
    ✔ A good cutting technique is your best bet to prolong sharpness.
    ✔ Use sharpening stones to sharpen the knife.

    ❗️Don’t leave the knife in the sink. Wash it by hand.
    ❗️Don’t wash the knife in the dishwasher.
    ❗️Don’t use the knife on glass, ceramics, marble or steel surfaces.
    ❗️Don’t scrape the food off the cutting board with the edge of the blade. Use the spine of the knife instead.
    ❗️Knife is a tool intended for specific use - cutting food. It is not a can opener, screwdriver, trowel, wire cutter, hammer etc.

    → For more details, read our guide
    on
    Maintenance of Kitchen Knives.

    🤙 Contact us if you need some help. We reply within 1 business day.

    SHIPPING RATES:
    - €10
    - flat worldwide rate with DHL Express (express delivery, 2-5 business days).
    - FREE - all orders over €300 (DHL Express).

    EXCEPTIONS:
    - United Kingdom
    - shipping to UK costs €15. All orders are shipped with UPS Express (2-3 business days). Free shipping on orders over €300.
    - Russia (currently not available) - shipping to Russia costs €40. All orders are shipped with EMS postal service.

    DUTIES AND IMPORT TAXES:
    We ship all orders DDP (duties & taxes paid). This means you will not be charged for any import fees and taxes (including VAT). All our prices are final. The price you see at checkout is the final price, no hidden costs.

    DELIVERY TIME:
    - Europe:
    1-2 business days
    - US & Canada: 2-4 business days
    - Rest of the World: 3-5 business days

    RETURNS:
    Our return policy lasts 30 days. If more than 30 days have gone by since the day you received your order, unfortunately we can’t offer you a refund or exchange.

    → Read our SHIPPING & RETURNS policy for more info. We strive to solve any issues fast and with as little hassle for you. If you have some additional questions, please contact us.

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    Each knife comes with:

    ✔️ Instructions and knife care leaflet.
    ✔️ A preventive Band-Aid – the knives are very sharp! 😉
    ✔️ Original box from the blacksmith, which we wrap in an old Japanese newspaper sheet – so every knife is ready to be passed on as a gift as soon as it hits your doorstep!
    ✔️ We also offer a special gift wrapping option with the traditional Japanese washi paper.

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