Sujihiki knife 18cm KAI Seki Magoroku Composite

  • Brands K A I
  • Product Code: MGC-0468
  • Availability: In Stock

The  KAI  Seki Magoroku Composite 18 cm Sujihiki knife is a double bevel slicing knife with a very thin blade (the thinner the blade, the thinner the slice can be) that smoothly slices through meat or vegetables and preserves the integrity of each ingredient's freshness. 

Light long and lean, it is designed to slice through large pieces of meat or poultry while the pointed tip is useful for cutting around bones and joints.
The Sujihiki slicer can carve and fabricate large roasts and other meats and fish, and can be used for thinly slicing other ingredients such as cucumbers or smoked salmon.
It is the Western-style equivalent of the traditional Yanagi knife.

Sujihikis commonly range from 200mm to 300mm though there are both shorter and longer examples than this range. Users can choose the length appropriate to their needs based on the product the knife will be used on and the available space in the kitchen. 

The  KAI  Seki Magoroku Composite blades are the epitome of Japanese elegance. What stands out is the distinctive copper-coloured line on the blade. This indicates the separation of the two steel types being used in these blades.

The beautifully finished blade is made from the combination of two different steels, creating a fascinating contrast between the mirror-polished blade and the satined opposite site.
The mirror-polished core of the blade is made from VG MAX Steel with a hardness of 61±1 HRC and the satined outer material from SUS420J2 steel, a softer alloy which adds flexibility, high corrosion resistance and the long-lasting performance of these blades. 
A subtle, middle copper layer adds antibacterial resistance and an extra special touch.

The knife features a light brown pakkawood (wood plastic composite material) symmetrical handle. 
The handle shows a composite structure of different kinds of wood, just like the blade. The result is a strong and stabilized handle that, even though it is man-made, looks very natural.
The shape of the handle looks like a kind of fusion between the well-known European forged bolster and the traditional Japanese D-grip.

Made for both left-handed and right-handed users, the handle merges into the bolster seamlessly, creating a light dynamic look.

Handcrafted in Japan with a lifetime warranty.

Offered in a gift box.

Technical Specifications
Brand K A I
Country of origin Japan
Series Seki Magoroku Composite
Overall length 32.2 cm
Blade length 17.6 cm
Blade width 3.2 cm
Blade thickness 1.85 mm
Damascus Yes
Number of layers 5
Hardness 61±1 HRC
Finish blade Satin - polished
Total angle 22°
Sharpening angle 11°
Bevel Double 50/50
Handle length 13.5 cm
Handle material Pakkawood
Dishwasher safe No
Weight 135 gr
Handmade No
Warranty on materials and manufacturing defects Lifetime
Boxed Yes