Toshihiro Wakui Nashiji White #2 Stainless Clad Paring 85mm Ho Wood Handle
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Wakui blades are one of our favourite knives because the quality you get for the price is very hard to beat. They are well balanced in the hand and feel durable because of the robust spine. The bevels are ground thin and very flat, making this a high performing blade. White #2 carbon steel is easy to sharpen, can take on a very sharp edge, and hold it for a long time. The core steel will oxidize and patina beautifully during use, whilst being easy to maintain thanks to the attractive stainless Nashiji cladding. We encourage those searching for their first carbon steel Japanese knife to look no further and discover Wakui.
**Please note, that the handle installation on Wakui knives is done by a traditional tang "burn-in" without any glue. These handles can become loose due to the environment and/or exposer to high heat. Please see the last photo for reference. Here is a video demonstrating how to fix the loose handle.
A paring knife is often used for many in-hand tasks such as coring, peeling, and trimming; think apples, artichokes, various fruits, and garlic etc. It is an extremely versatile tool that when you get a really good one, you start to wonder how you managed to cook all these years without it.
Brand: Toshihiro Wakui 聡宏
Blacksmith: Toshihiro Wakui 涌井 聡宏
Producing Area: Sanjo-Niigata/ Japan
Steel Type: Carbon Steel
Steel: White (Shirogami) #2, Soft Stainless Clad
Handle: Ho Wood & Buffalo Horn Ferrule Octagonal
Total Length: 214mm
Edge Length: 86mm
Handle to Tip Length: 97mm
Blade Height: 25mm
Handle Length: 117mm
Hand Orientation: Ambidextrous