Kitaoka Kaisaki Damascus 150mm (5.9")
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Kitaoka Kaisaki is a smaller knife in 150mm (5.9") blade length that can be used as an all-rounder petty knife. Like all Kitaoka knives, this one is also single bevel, only suitable for right-handed users. The 10-layers of gentle, not very pronounced Damascus pattern are complemented with the hand-etched kanji on the top part of the blade, together with the unpolished, kuro-uchi finish on the right side of the blade.
The core of the Kaisaki is made of the high performing Shirogami White #2 carbon steel, known for its superior edge retention and fine, smooth sharpness, but it will develop a patina and needs more maintenance. Steel was hardened to around 63 HRC.
A wooden Japanese style dark rosewood wa handle was attached to the Kaisaki, featuring a pakka wood ferrule.
Hideo Kitaoka is another highly regarded blacksmith of the famous Takefu village, known for many skilled blacksmiths. Mr. Kitaoka specializes in making high-end, hand-made, traditional single bevel sushi knives for a relatively affordable price.
|Blade shape:||Kaisaki (Petty)|
|Steel type:||Shirogami White #2|
|Hardness (HRC scale):||63|
|Overall length:||285mm (11.2")|
|Blade length:||150mm (5.9")|
|Spine thickness:||4.2mm (0.17")|
|Handle length:||120mm (4.7")|
|Handle type / wood:||Japanese / Rosewood|
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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