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Hatsukokoro Shinkiro kurouchi damascus AS nakiri 165mm

Hatsukokoro Shinkiro kurouchi damascus AS nakiri 165mm

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The Hatsukokoro Shinkiro kurouchi damascus AS nakiri is a finely handcrafted Japanese knife, forged by the blacksmith Takahiro Nihei, a Yoshikane-trained artisan who is also known for forging some lines for other popular brands like Konosuke.

At the core of this knife lies Aogami Super steel, renowned for its exceptional edge retention and sharpness. The knife features a striking kurouchi damascus finish with some subtle tsuchime marks adding a unique aesthetic. The handle is made of octagonal walnut with buffalo horn ferrule.

With a moderately hefty blade and ultra-thin edge (nail-flexing thin), this nakiri knife is tailored for those who appreciate a knife that cuts with authority.


Brand: Hatsukokoro
Series: Shinkiro
Blacksmith: Takahiro Nihei
Origin: Fukushima, Japan
Knife type: nakiri
Finish: kurouchi damascus

Core steel: aogami super/ blue super
Steel type: carbon
Cladding: iron clad

Overall length: 322mm
Blade length (heel to tip): 168mm
Blade height at the heel: 55.3mm
Spine thickness:
at the handle: 4.9mm
at the heel: 4.1mm
midway: 2.2mm
1cm from the tip: 2.2mm
Weight: 240g

Edge/bevel: 50:50
Handle: octagonal walnut with buffalo horn ferrule
Hand orientation: ambidextrous
Saya/ sheath: Not included


Note:
a. For the care and maintenance of Japanese knives, such as the Hatsukokoro Shinkiro kurouchi damascus AS nakiri knife, please refer to our care guide below.
b. Please be aware that slight measurement variations are typical in handcrafted Japanese kitchen knives.
c. Similarly, it's common for these handcrafted knives to have minor cosmetic variations, such as light surface marks or fine scuffs.

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Care Guide

Proper care is essential for Japanese kitchen knives. Here are some important points to consider:
  • Use a whetstone to maintain sharpness. Avoid electric sharpeners and pull-through sharpeners, as they are not suitable for Japanese kitchen knives. Honing rods, typically used for western-style knives, may potentially damage the edge, particularly if you're a beginner.

  • Choose a wooden or rubber cutting board instead of bamboo or poly boards to preserve the knife's edge.

  • Keep the knife clean and dry, especially if it is made of carbon steel. Carbon knives are prone to rusting. If you prefer a lower-maintenance option, stainless or stainless-clad carbon knives are recommended.

  • Avoid using the knife to cut through bones or frozen foods. It's best to use a separate knife specifically designed for these tasks.

  • When cutting, use a smooth and fluid motion, avoid twisting or torquing the blade. This technique helps maintain control and minimizes the risk of damage.

  • Never put Japanese kitchen knives in the dishwasher. Instead, hand wash them with mild soap, ensuring thorough cleaning, and then dry them completely before storing.

By following these guidelines, you can ensure the longevity and optimal performance of your Japanese kitchen knives. Remember, proper care and attention will enhance your culinary experience and protect your investment.

FAQs: Shipping, Tax, Tracking

1. How long does shipping take?
We ship from Tokyo, Japan to different countries via DHL or EMS. Please find the estimated shipping times below:

US, Canada, Australia, Europe: 3-5 days
Middle East: 5-10 days
Asia: 2-5 days

For the Philippines:
Manila and nearby cities: 2-5 days
Visayas/Mindanao: 10-20 days

Please note that actual delivery times may vary due to factors beyond our control.

2. Are taxes included in the price?
Please note that taxes are not included in the prices listed on our website. If you would like your order to be sent as a "gift" or if you have other requests, please let us know.

(Note: For customers in the Philippines, there are no import taxes regardless of the order value. You will only pay 112 PHP for the Presentation to Customs Charge (PTCC) fee.)

3. How can I track my order?
Once shipped, we'll send a tracking link via email.

4. Is it door-to-door delivery?
Yes, DHL and EMS provide convenient door-to-door delivery.

Return Policy

  • You can return products within 14 days of receiving them.
  • To be eligible for return, the product must be unused, in the same condition as when you received it, and in the original packaging.
  • You must provide a proof of purchase to complete your return.
  • Buyers are responsible for the cost of returning products.
  • Contact us at info@zahocho.com to arrange a return.

Please note:

  • Knives damaged due to misuse, improper care, poor technique, mistakes in use or sharpening, or any other type of damage resulting from user error are not eligible for return, exchange, or refund.

Refunds

  • We will notify you by email once we receive and inspect your returned item.
  • If approved, a credit will be applied to your original method of payment within a certain amount of days.

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