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Nakiyo Teak San Mai Peeling Knife

Nakiyo Teak San Mai Peeling Knife

NZ-660

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The peeling, tourné, or bird’s beak paring knife is a specialized paring knife designed for the tourné cut, a staple of fine French cuisine, as well as for other fine garnish work and for peeling fruits and vegetables.

Function

The tourné knife’s uniquely curved blade excels at precisely peeling curved fruits and vegetables. Its narrow tip allows it to easily slide under the skin of an onion or potato. In skilled hands, it can be used for other intricate garnish work.

Form

The blade is made using the centuries-old san mai (“three-layer”) construction technique, in which a hardened steel core is forge welded to a jacket of softer steel for strength. Nakiyo San Mai blades are forged with a core of VG-10 cobalt alloy steel, a high-carbon stainless steel developed in Japan. Hardened to a Rockwell hardness of 60, it accommodates a long-lasting, razor-sharp edge. The core is clad in 13 chrome stainless steel, which strengthens the blade and guards against corrosion.

The lightweight handle is crafted from strong and durable teak (Tectona grandis) wood, which provides a secure grip without upsetting the knife’s balance. The wood, among the most water-resistant species in the world, is secured and accented by a ferrule (collar) of black water buffalo horn. Its octagonal profile guarantees a firm hold and is suitable for both right- and left-handed users.

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Specifications

Length: 70 mm (2.8") blade, 190 mm (7.5") overall

Weight: 40 g (1.4 oz)

Blade: VG10 cobalt alloy steel clad in 13 chrome stainless

Edge: Double bevel

Handle Material: Solid teak wood with buffalo horn ferrule

Handle Shape: Octagonal