Ichimonji ZA-18 Sae Damascus Wa-Gyuto Chef Knife
Ichimonji ZA-18 Sae Damascus Wa-Gyuto Chef Knife
Ichimonji ZA-18 Sae Damascus Wa-Gyuto Chef Knife
Ichimonji ZA-18 Sae Damascus Wa-Gyuto Chef Knife
Ichimonji ZA-18 Sae Damascus Wa-Gyuto Chef Knife
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Ichimonji ZA-18 Sae Damascus Wa-Gyuto Chef Knife

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SAE Series

Blade: ZA-18 Stainless Steel

Handle: Yellow Oak

Product number Actual Blade Length (mm) Full Length (mm) Total Weight (g)
1saec-240 240 400 170
1saec-210 210 360 135
Blade Material Name Handle
Double Edgedd

Double Edged

ZA-18 Oak

Wa-Gyuto

A Wa-Gyuto Chef Knife is a classic French style Chef Knife fitted to a traditional Japanese Style handle, whether it be the Octagonal, D-Shape or Round Shape.This handle style is more familiar to classically trained Japanese Chef's.
It is an all-purpose knife for meat, vegetables and fish, it is the most frequently used knife for Western restaurants in Japan.
When you are mostly preparing meat blocks or cutting cabbage into strips, you can use this knife around 30cm, while the 27cm knife also can be used for cooking if the boardroom is large enough. The 24cm knife is the popular size for professional use becasue it can handle everything from preparation to delicate tasks. The 18cm and 21cm are popular for home use as well, as it can cut through large pieces of food without much straining.

ZA-18

Stainless Steel

ZA-18 is a modern Japanese Stainless Steel used exclusively for knifemaking. The steel has high concentration of Cobalt, making it harder and more corrosion resistant than many other steels available on the market today. It has fast become the knife steel of choice for kitchen knife enthusiasts around the world.

Damascus Pattern

It is made by forging two types of steel with different hardness together. Bending and overlapping them in layers, and then polishing the blade to reveal the pattern formed. The harder steel shines, while the softer steel remains dull, creating a unique pattern on the surface that resembles wood grain. This ripple pattern is called Damascus steel and has become popular in the kitchen knife community.

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A knife store that has supported the history of knives and food culture in Japan.

It has been 600 years since the birth of swordmaking in the Sakai region of Japan. Sakai Ichimonji Mitsuhide's and it's craftsmen continue to build on that legacy by producing the finest blades in Japan.
This is where the culture of completing a dish of sashimi by "just cutting" and the culture of expressing sharpness as "taste" was born.
For 70 years, we have been connecting the spirit of Sakai's craftsmen with the passion of chefs in Osaka's kitchen equipment shopping district, known as the kitchen of Japan.
We are very happy that our knives can be used by people all over the world.

Precautions

After use, wash off any dirt and wipe thoroughly with a dry cloth to remove any moisture. This product is not for use with frozen foods.This product is handmade, so each piece will be different. Please use the weight and length listed as a guide. Each material is natural and may vary in color. It is not the same as the picture.We take great care with our inventory, but in the unlikely event that we are out of stock, we will contact you by email to let you know.

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