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Mercer Cutlery Japanese 12" Pointed Sashimi Knife - M24012

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Part Number: MER24012
Manufacturer: Mercer Cutlery
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MER24012: Asian-style Professional Knife Collection - 12" Pointed Sashimi
Mercer® Cutlery

Constructed of high carbon,�stain-free, German steel, single-edge blade (typical of Japanese knives) is taper ground with a fine stone finish. The comfortable handle is of traditional balsam wood.

High carbon, no stain, German steel, Unique non-slip grip handle, Fully forged construction, Unsurpassed Quality, Traditonal Japanese balsam wood handle. Also known as yanagi and sujihiki, it is equivalent to the utility knife; this professional knife is perfect for everyday slicing and dicing.
Wood Handles
Wood Handles
Provides a traditional, natural look and feel to a modern tool. Wood absorbs shock well and is popular in axe handles.
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Chef J.M. C
Phoenix, AZ
Aug 08, 2010
Pros: Design, Sharpenability, Overall Quality, Construction, Sharpness, Material Quality, Durability
Cons: Sharpness, None
There are Sushi Knives, and then there are Sushi Knives...
I got this gem to go with the Santoku and Usuba. I love the other sashimi knives I have and have used, but I'm kicking myself a little bit because I could have saved ALOT of money and just got this one!!! My ONLY knock is that it does not come with a true single edge that yanigibas should and usually do come with. This easily corrected with about an hour or so of work on the stones. At 12" it's definitely a showpiece, practically a sword, but it feels like a 9" or 10", holds the edge extremely well, and makes beautifully precise cuts. I would recommend this knife (and the 10" of the same line) to anyone, especially aspiring sushi chefs looking for a high-quality knife to learn the art of sushi/sashimi with. Jason M. C Sushi Chef
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