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Sha Ra Ku Mono Oriental Knife, 185 mm (7.3")

Sha Ra Ku Mono Oriental Knife, 185 mm (7.3")

FJ-14

Regular price $138.00
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The second masterpiece by visionary industrial designer Komin Yamada, Sha Ra Ku Mono’s seamless construction, elegant contours, and standout design have earned it a place in our carefully curated collection for over twenty years. Unlike Global knives, Yamada’s previous creation, Sha Ra Ku Mono features hollow handles that give it a delicate balance evocative of traditional wood-handled Japanese knives.

Sha Ra Ku Mono is produced by Tojiro in Tsubame, Japan and distributed exclusively by Seattle Cutlery.

Function

The bunka bōchō (文化包丁) or oriental knife is a type of chef's knife and a variation on the santoku. Like the santoku, its broad blade and semi-acute tip make it an effective vegetable chopper that is also capable of slicing meat and fish. While the santoku has a relatively straight edge for up-and-down chopping, however, the oriental knife's edge is rounder to facilitate Western-style rock chopping. Its tip is also slightly narrower for fine work.

The Sha Ra Ku Mono oriental knife is available in two sizes. The 195 mm (7.3") length is recommended for most users, but the 150 mm (5.9") length is better for delicate work and smaller hands.

Form

Sha Ra Ku Mono blades are forged from molybdenum-vanadium alloy stainless steel, which finely balances edge retention, toughness, and corrosion resistance. This alloy is softer than the VG-10 steel used in other Tojiro knives but harder than European knife steels and is comparatively easy to sharpen.

The handle is made from hollow 18/8 stainless steel, crafted with the blade as a single piece. Much like a traditional wooden wa handle, its light weight keeps the knife's balance farther forward than on European knives. The ergonomic shape allows it to be gripped either by the handle or with a more versatile pinch grip.

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Specifications

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Blade: Molybdenum-vanadium stainless steel

Edge: Double bevel

Handle Material: Hollow 18/8 stainless steel

Handle Shape: Ergonomic