Santoku knife 17cm KAI Shun Nagare

  • Brands K A I
  • Product Code: NDC-0702
  • Availability: In Stock

The KAI Shun Nagare 17 cm Santoku knife is a beautiful, Asian-inspired knife. 

It is designed for vegetables, proteins, fruit for slicing, dicing, and chopping, that is to say, it is a multi-purpose knife.
The slight belly curve enables the cook to rock the blade slightly and makes this santoku as easy to use as a chef's knife. It is especially well suited to a down-and-forward cutting motion (push cut)

The Santoku bōchō (Japanese: 三徳包丁; "three virtues" or "three uses") is shorter, lighter, thinner, and more hardened (to compensate for thinness) than a traditional Western chef's knife.
The three cutting tasks which the knife performs well are: slicing, dicing, and mincing.

With Shun Nagare,  KAI  has created another innovative masterpiece of Japanese blacksmithing.
The sophisticated design, the special properties of the materials used and a technically complex production process mean that this series of knives belongs to the absolute luxury class.

The blade on the Kai Shun Nagare knives immediately draws the attention. 
On the highly polished blade, an ornately decorated, radial pattern of Damascus layers is visible.  
It consists of two different types of steel, 
flexible VG2 steel and hard VG10-steel, which are bonded to a 72-layered piece of Damascus steel. The complex layering of the two types of steel results in a blade with exceptionally sustainable cutting power.
As such it has become a type of dual core blade with a hardness of 61 HRC.
Innovatively forged and remarkably designed. As if the rays of a rising sun have been captured in the blade. The pattern runs over the entire surface of the blade up to the razor-sharp tip with a subtle micro bevel.

The handle has been ergonomically designed with a slight descending line and a small belly. As a result the blade rests perfectly in your hand when cutting. The handle has been made from black-grey mélange Pakkawood and secured with two rivets. 
This effect, combined with the mottled grey-black handle, gives the knife an impressive overall appearance.

The forged full tang in the handle creates a beautiful balance with the blade. All of this seamlessly blends with the image of these remarkable kitchen knives.
As a result, each Kai Shun Nagare knife is a delight to work with!

Technical Specifications
Brand K A I
Country of origin Japan
Series Shun NAGARE
Type Western
Overall length 31.1 cm
Blade length 17.6 cm
Blade width 5.25 cm
Blade thickness 2.15 mm
Damascus Yes
Number of layers 73
Alloy VG2, VG10
Hardness 61 HRC
Finish blade Polished
Total angle 40°
Sharpening angle 20°
Bevel Double 50/50 with micro bevel
Handle length 12.5 cm
Handle material Pakkawood
Dishwasher safe No
Weight 218 gr
Handmade Semi
Warranty on materials and manufacturing defects Lifetime