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Suisin Ao-ko Suminagashi Sakimaru Takobiki
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Suisin Ao-ko Suminagashi Sakimaru Takobiki
Item #: HSU-ASST
Size: 12.9" (33cm)
Style: Round Tip Sashimi Slicer
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Specifications

Style

Sakimaru Takobiki

Steel Type

Ao-ko Suminagashi
(Blue steel Layered Damascus)

Classification

Hongasumi

Saya Cover

Magnolia Wood Cover Included

Blade

Single Edge

Blade Length

11.7" (300mm), 12.9" (330mm)

Handle Material

Ebony Wood

Bolster Material

Water Buffalo with Silver Ring
(Bolsters are made from natural horn therefore colors may vary)

*HRc

62

* Hardness Rockwell C scale

For Left-Handed Customer

  • Left-handed blades must be special ordered from Japan, and will cost 50% more than the right-handed blades. Due to how each traditional Japanese knife is handmade by right handed craftsmen, it will take 4 to 6 weeks to forge and deliver.

Did you know?

  • Korin offers their customers a free maintenance service for all traditional Japanese knives!

  • The initial blade serves as a sharpening guide in the future. Free initial sharpening and uraoshi sharpening is available with every purchase. Please be aware that sharpened knives are not eligible for returns.

The flowing pattern in hand-forged layered steel can be mesmerizing but the advantages of suminagashi (sometimes called Damascus Steel) extend well beyond its beauty. To create these exquisite sashimi knives, craftsmen join carbon steel with soft iron in the kasumi method, then pound and fold the steel eight times on each side. This is a lengthy process, taking as long as needed to make eight kasumi knives, but the end result is a stunning 16-layer blade with the strength of a hongasumi knife.

The takobiki is a variation of the yanagi and is used to slice straight-cut sashimi. It’s thin body makes cutting thin slices of fish easier than the yanagi. The rounded tip and balanced weight works well on difficult ingredients such as octopus, from which it gets its name.

Originated in Kanto (Tokyo) region.

General knife care tips and warnings

  • Carbons knives are not stain resistant. Rust and discoloration will occur after cutting acidic ingredients or if left wet.
  • Please wipe knives dry after use to prevent rusting. Korin recommends wiping carbon knives with tsubaki oil to keep moisture off the knife.
  • Traditional Japanese knives have significantly thinner and more delicate blades than Western knives. The use of honing steels or sharpening machines will result in chipping.
  • Please do not attempt to cut through bones with traditional Japanese knives, unless it is a butchering knife.
  • Traditional Japanese knives could slightly bend, due to the heat tempering of the two different carbon quality steel in the blade. Korin offers customers a free service to prepare the knife before use.
  • We advise all customers to have a skilled sharpener put the initial blade on knives, due to how the initial blade serves as a sharpening guide in the future. Korin offers a complimentary initial sharpening and uraoshi sharpening with every purchase.
  • It is important to always flatten sharpening stones with a stone fixer to avoid knives from warping shapes.
  • Please always use sharpening stones to sharpen traditional Japanese knives.  

For more information different types of stones, please check our pages on or sharpening tips

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Caution

Korin will not accept returns on damaged knives, please be cautious when inspecting carbon knives with wet hands. In the event you receive a rusted knife, please call customer service within 48 hours of arrival, and we will be happy to assist you.

注意

  • 鋼は錆び易いため、使用後は必ず布等で拭いて下さい。
  • 酸性の物を切った際には、変色する場合がございます。

请注意

  • 纯钢刀不防锈。请保持刀身干净,干燥以防止生锈。
  • 酸性的食材会导致纯钢变色。

Precaución

  • Los cuchillos de carbón son propensos a oxidarse. A modo de evitar dicho comportamiento, se recomienda limpiar la superficie con un trapo limpio y seco después de cada uso.
  • Cortar ingredientes ácidos puede generar la decoloración del cuchillo, pero ello no significa que la calidad de la cuchilla se vea afectada.


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