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Suisin 270mm Blue#2 Damascus Takobiki

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  • The Suisin Damascus Takobiki is rendered in Blue #2 steel. It sharpens more easily and has superior sharpness than the other blue steels, all while having better edge retention than the white steels. Being that the takobiki is thinner than a yanagiba, it passes through denser foods (e.g. octopus, which this shaped derives its name from) with less resistance. To top it off, it has a perfectly executed damascus/suminagashi cladding that looks quite elegant. The fit-and-finish of this slicer is unrivaled.
  • Historically, the takobiki shape developed out of the spatial restrictions of the Kanto region (Tokyo area). Chefs would work in smaller spaces and slicing would take place while seated. Therefore, a straight cutting edge became more functional and allowed slicing to be more efficient with the restriction in movement.
    • Knife Type: Takobiki
    • Steel Type: Carbon
    • Handle Type: Ebony Octagon
    • Construction Type: Clad
    • Hand Orientation: Right Handed
    • Handle Length: 144mm
    • Handle Height: 21mm
    • Handle Width: 17mm
    • Handle to Tip Length: 279mm
    • Heel to Tip Length: 262mm
    • Width of Spine at Middle: 3.00mm
    • Width of Spine 1cm from the Tip: 2.25mm
    • Width of Spine at Handle: 3.61mm
    • Width of Spine above Heel: 3.57mm
    • Blade Thickness 1/2 way between the Spine and Edge: 2.95mm
    • Blade Height at Heel: 24mm
    • Weight: 166g



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