|Blade Length||150 mm|
|Total Length||280 mm|
|Steel||Shirogami (White) #1|
|Height Spine to heel||41 mm|
|Width at Spine||2 mm|
Nishida-san Is a young blacksmith working in the south of Japan near Kumamoto. He is in his late thirties which makes him very young in the blacksmithing world but your wouldn’t know it using his knives. He prefers to work with Shirogami (White) #1 steel using the traditional forge-welding technique that he learned making hunting knives from his master Hayashi-san. He later taught himself how to apply this technique to the forging of kitchen knives which has become his specialty since opening his own shop 13 years ago. His Migaki (Polished) line of knives feature beautiful edge geometry and are quite thin behind the edge and at the spine. They have an excellent cutting feel and are light and feel very nimble and comfortable in the hand.
Nishida-san Calls this knife a Gyuto or chef's knife but we would describe it more as a petty knife due to it's size. Petty knives are an essential for professionals and function really well as a line knife that is capable and versatile but doesn't take up a tremendous amount of space. They can be used to prepare smaller vegetables and to do more intricate work in the hand or on the board and function well as a butchery knife as well. For the home cook they can be left out of the counter top to take care of those little jobs that come up throughout the day. Whether that be cutting up fruit for breakfast, slicing a tomato or cutting a sandwich in half for lunch, this little knife will take care of it without taking up too much space.
Knife Care (Iron Clad)
- This Knife is made from 3 layers of material; A layer of iron on each side protecting a layer of carbon steel at the core, in a process referred to as Sanmai or forge welding. Iron and carbon steel are both susceptible to rust and must be kept dry and clean at all time’s to avoid oxidation and discolouration.
- Simply wipe the knife with a damp cloth immediately after use.
- Wash with regular dish soap and warm water using a none abrasive sponge or cloth.
- Never put your knife in the dishwasher! The extreme heat will ruin the wooden handle.
- Highly acidic ingredients (Onions, Tomatoes, Citrus) Will cause rust and oxidation to happen faster, thus the user must ensure the knife is wiped clean immediately after working with such an ingredient.
- Should any rust form it can be removed using a rust eraser or a mixture of Baking soda and water to simply scrub it clean.
- Avoid Bones, Frozen foods, nuts and hard candies or anything other than fruits, vegetables and proteins.