Sakai Takayuki Grand Chef Japanese Sujihiki Slicer Knife 240mm (9.5") Wooden Handle, Water Buffalo Horn Ferrule
This beautiful knife uses an excellent stainless "super steel" so the blade is hard (HRC of at least 60) for superb edge retention and sharpness, durable, rust-resistant and easy to maintain, and you get the very useful and standard Japanese style "sujihiki" slicer (carving knife) knife shape which can also certainly be used for sushi/sashimi slicing. But the handle is traditional wooden Japanese-style, and you even get a nice water buffalo horn ferrule (bolster). Note that the exact bolster colour will vary... there is normally some variation and marbling which only adds to the natural beauty of the material. This is a very lightweight knife -- the blade is thin, and the handle material (natural wood) is light, so the overall weight is only approx. 111g. This means that it does NOT feel large since it's so light and easy to handle. The blade and edge are expertly finished and VERY sharp. This is a great looking and high performance knife. Highly recommended!
Note: The edge is ground 50/50, so it's fine for left or right hand use.
We recommend the fine ceramic hone listed below for everyday maintenance.