In Stock Item: 5-piece Shirogami Carbon Steel Chef Knife Set
If you appreciate a really sharp knife, you will love these knives! For the best in traditional Japanese hand-forged knives, they feature traditional single bevel blades which will please the most demanding professional or home chef.
You will be delighted with the look, feel and quality of these knives.
Hand-forged in Japan in the traditional Japanese style, the blades have a single beveled edge and are for use by right-handed chefs. These blades have been hand-forged in the Osaka area of Japan of highest quality shirogami 1 carbon steel. They have a bold, textured looking black matte finish on the edged side and a polished concave finish on the back side.
With traditional 'wa' style partial tang design, the knives are no lightweight. Definitely not as lightweight as some traditional Japanese chef knives, they are especially suitable even for men with larger than average hands.
We have added a faceted handle made from exotic Hawaiian kiawe wood and Mozambique ebony. We chose kiawe wood for this set because of its hardness, weight and durability. This curly kiawe is in the mesquite family and is completely food safe.
Please note that the blade edge is shirogami carbon steel, so extra maintenance is required to prevent either rust or dark spots just like you may remember from old knives your mom or grandma would have used prior to stainless steel becoming popular. We are happy to answer your questions about care and maintenance.
Knives included in this set:
- 210mm gyuto
- 180mm gyuto
- 165mm nakiri
- 90mm parer
- 90mm parer
- Blade Thickness at widest point: 3mm
For this set, we have included a koa wood two-tier presentation box with locking hasp to keep the knives safe for storage if children may be present or for easy transporatation.
Price shown is for 5-piece set in 2-tier locking presentation box, and includes shipping within the USA.
Update 5/10/18: This set, as pictured, has been sold.
We DO have a limited amount of these blades in stock and ready to make either as a set or individually. For more information, or to place your custom order, please contact us.
We welcome your questions and gladly offer custom order consultations to help design the perfect product. If you do not see a material listed, please ask. We are able to accommodate most requests using a wide selection of rare, exotic legally-obtainable materials not listed here.
All craftsmanship is fully guaranteed.