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Yoshimi Echizen 165mm Stainless Clad White #2 Migaki Santoku

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  • Yoshimi Echizen knives are designed, forged, and sharpened in one workshop; closely handled and overseen by certified craftsmen in Echizen. They are committed to great quality and inherit and pass down knife-making philosophy and skill-set. This brand is a great example of craftsmanship from Echizen.

    These knives have an excellent profile, grind, and distal taper, as well as clean fit and finish. Both the kurouchi and migaki models are clad in stainless steel. The stainless cladding reduces the reactive surface area of the knives to the few millimeters in between the cutting edge and lamination line.

    The core is White #2 carbon steel and clad in a polished stainless steel. This model will have better toughness, will sharpen more easily, and will take a sharper edge than the Blue Super model. Conversely, it is more reactive to moisture and acidic foods, and will require more frequent sharpening than the Blue Super model.  They are also a bit thinner at the spine compared to the Blue Super.

    Recently, the maker has decided to rebrand as Yoshimi Echizen to be more consistent with their brand and company name.  In this transitional period, you may see knives with different markings on the box and different engravings on the knife.

    • Knife Type: Santoku
    • Steel Type: Carbon
    • Handle Type: Octagonal American Cherry
    • Construction Type: Clad
    • Hand Orientation: Ambidextrous
    • Handle Length: 128mm
    • Handle Height: 25.97mm
    • Handle Width: 20.28mm
    • Handle to Tip Length: 186mm
    • Heel to Tip Length: 172mm
    • Width of Spine at Handle: 3.38mm
    • Width of Spine above Heel: 3.06mm
    • Width of Spine at Middle: 1.85mm
    • Width of Spine 1cm from the Tip: 0.65mm
    • Blade Thickness 1/2 way between the Spine and Edge: 1.6mm
    • Blade Height at Heel: 47.5mm
    • Weight: 119g

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