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Sha Ra Ku Mono Carving Knife, 210 mm (8.3")

Sha Ra Ku Mono Carving Knife, 210 mm (8.3")

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Regular price $128.00
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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

A fine tip and a long, narrow blade, firm but ever so slightly flexible, allow the carving knife to glide through any cut of meat and maneuver around bones with ease. The carving knife is similar in shape and function to the slicer, but while the slicer has a thinner blade for flexibility, the carver is slightly thicker to help it cut around bones.

This knife is also available with the Sha Ra Ku Mono carving fork as a two-piece set.

Blade

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.

Handle

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.

Care & Maintenance

Wash your knife by hand with warm water, soap, and a soft sponge or dish towel. Avoid prolonged exposure to heat or moisture. Remember—there's no such thing as a dishwasher-safe knife!

To prevent edge chips, avoid impacts with hard surfaces. Don't chop bones, shells, or frozen food, and cut only on a wood or bamboo cutting board. Don't leave your knife where the edge might come in contact with something hard, such as in a sink or a drawer with other knives.

Store your knife so that the edge is protected from abrasion and impact. We recommend a magnetic stand, but you can also use a knife block with horizontal slots. If you must keep it in a drawer, use an edge protector. See our storage options here.

Sharpening

Sharpen on a whetstone at an angle of 15° per side and finish at a grit of at least 1000, but preferably 3000 or higher. Pull-through and electric sharpeners should be avoided for Japanese knives.

Alternatively, you can have your knives sharpened professionally. Seattle Cutlery offers a state-of-the-art, mail-in sharpening service for our own customers, but other services may be available to you locally.

Honing steels are not necessary to maintain Japanese knives. You can optionally touch up the edge with a high-grit sharpening stone or a ceramic sharpening rod.

Warranty

All Nakiyo, Tojiro, Sabatier, and SeaCut products sold by Seattle Cutlery are covered by our lifetime warranty against defects in materials and workmanship. If you follow our care and maintenance advice and your knife ever fails during honest use, we will gladly repair or replace it. Our warranty does not cover regular wear and tear or damage due to misuse, but we may still be able to help in some cases.

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J Perry England
Sha Ra Ku Mono & Seattle Cutlery

I am very grateful to Seattle Cutlery for introducing me to the Sha Ra Ku Mono knives. I was in the market to find quality, fairly priced Japanese knives as a gift for my son and have since purchased the same knives for myself. The Sha Ra Ku Mono carving set is always an attention getter at special events due to their styling. I enjoy using them since they are lightweight and well-balanced which minimizes fatigue while maintaining their cutting edge. These are great knives that are supported by a service-oriented local company. Seattle Cutlery has earned my business for years to come. I highly recommend anyone looking for quality knives from a reputable company to check out Seattle Cutlery.

Specifications

Length: 210 mm (8.3") blade, 340 mm (13.4") overall

Weight: 150 g (5.3 oz)

Blade: Molybdenum-vanadium stainless steel

Edge: Double bevel

Handle Material: Hollow 18/8 stainless steel

Handle Shape: Ergonomic