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Nakiyo Teak San Mai Paring Knife

Nakiyo Teak San Mai Paring Knife

NZ-661

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The paring knife is a short knife intended for fruits and small vegetables. As the smallest knife commonly encountered in the kitchen, this knife is perfect for intricate tasks like paring and is generally considered to be a core component of the chef’s arsenal.

Function

As its name suggests, the paring knife is best suited for paring fruits and produce due to its short, agile blade. The knife’s narrow point also makes it useful for tasks such as deveining shrimp, coring fruits, and precisely removing spots. Tojiro’s Japanese paring knife is set apart from Western counterparts by the straight, angled blade, which also allows the knife to be used on a cutting board while maintaining clearance between the handle and cutting surface.

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: 90 mm (3.5") blade, 200 mm (7.9") overall

Weight: 45 g (1.6 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