We are thrilled to present our exclusive line of SLD knives, crafted specifically for both professional chefs and home cooks who demand excellence in their culinary tools. These knives boast a unique workhorse grind with a long taper, designed for exceptional food release properties and efficient cutting through harder foods like sweet potatoes and squash.
SLD steel, a robust semi-stainless variant of D2 tool steel, has been specially adapted for kitchen use. Offering low maintenance, commendable edge retention, ease of sharpening, and enhanced toughness compared to traditional steels, it's the ideal choice for rigorous kitchen environments.
The semi-stainless cladding requires minimal care; simply drying the knife before storage suffices to prevent light staining that may occur from water exposure over 30 minutes. This staining is easily removed, ensuring the knife can be used extensively without worry. A quick wipe down before storing is all it takes to maintain this exceptional tool.
Each knife proudly features our "Tokushu Knife" Kanji and is equipped with high-quality handles crafted by esteemed local artisans in Sanjo, Japan. These handles are among the finest we've encountered in this category, reflecting superior craftsmanship and attention to detail.
- Length: 290mm
- Weight: 100g
- Edge Length: 150mm
- Heel Height: 35mm
- Thickness at Spine: 3.2mm at the heel with a forged taper
- Steel Type: Semi-Stainless SLD
- HRC: 62
- Cladding: Tsuchime hammered semi-stainless
- Bevel: Double Bevel
- Handle: Octagonal Zelkova with a Padauk collar
- Manufacturer: Tadafusa and local Sanjo craftsmen
Absolutely stunning knife! Sharpening service by Zach was top notch! Looking forward to purchasing more.
We take responsibility for selecting and providing authentic quality products through our direct relationships with Japanese suppliers. Shipping trouble? We have your back and will manage it. Problem with your order? Contact us and we make it right. If you are our customer, we will not stop until we get the perfect knife in your hands. -Tony and Zach