In Western-style cooking, people often need to cut hard foods (for example, chicken and fish, including their bones).
This new knife has a simple name- “Chopper” given to it by the innovative knife designer and craftsman Master Masui (President of Hiro Knives Company which produces SHIKI Knife Collections). Nowadays, most makers have already stopped making special purpose knives such as these. The two main reasons are the small demand for special purpose knives and the decreasing number of craftsmen. Master Masui decided to make Choppers to rebalance this market situation, and of course he did not forget to add his own style and skills to the blend.
The nicely hand-rounded Bubinga Wood Handle offers a comfortable grip and natural style. The AUS-8 Stainless steel blade makes ease of maintenance, rust resistance and durability.
We are proud to introduce these special purpose knives from the Shiki brand series, made by the innovative designer and craftsman Master Masui. We believe that many of our customers who are seeking a suitable knife for cutting chicken and fish or for other hard chopping tasks, will be extremely pleased. SHIKI unique Choppers Now Available.
Knife Model: SHIKI Chopper
Blade Material: AUS-8
Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 58 to 59
Blade Grind and Edge Shape: Double Bevel Edge 50/50
Handle Material: Bubinga Wood Handle
Saya Included: No.
Chopper 110mm (4.3")
Total length: 230mm
Blade Width: 52mm
Blade Thickness: 3.5mm
Total Weight: 262g
This knife comes with 50/50 double bevel edge geometry for both right and left handed use.
For your information, Japanese Kitchen knives are generally designed for right hand use with a slightly thicker and rounded grinding on the right side blade and a less rounded (almost straight flat) grinding on the left side blade. However, both right and left hander can use the knives that have double bevel edge sharpened 50/50 without problems.
We believe the quality and cutting performance of Japanese knives are the best in the world, and hope you enjoy fine craftsmanship and sharp edge with your new knife. With proper cares, every Japanese knife should be your special cooking partner for long times.
This is the Stainless steel blade kitchen knife that has a good rust resistance for easy maintenance. However, it may get rust, if kept in wet condition.
After 4 month of use I really like this small chopper. Often I use it more fun than need. But I am glad to have it when I had to procees semi frozen food or hard food. The chopper easily chop it and additionally it makes fun as well.
My daughter has this cleaner and I loved it so much I bought my own Have only used it once so far
Excellent chopping knife that is of ideal size for chopping small vegetables. Beautifully made and has good balance in hand. Highly recommended!
Koki, is always on top of things. I have been purchasing his knives since 08. I tell all my cooks to check his website and then I can tell them what Could work for the kind of station or job they need to do.
Excellent cleaver! Very sharp blade, very comfortable handle