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2.5mm blade. The added dimples help the knife to glide through sticky foods such as potatoes, apples, and summer squash
Lightweight. Knife Length- 12.63 inches
Pakka wood handle
Hand wash is recommended Not dishwasher safe
Made In Japan
This 8″ knife is commonly used for home and professional kitchens. The thin blade and bolster allows you to easily cut and slice almost any food. This knife features dimples which help cut foods like apples and squash.
|Product Dimensions||8 x 1 x 1 inches|
|Item Weight||1.5 pounds|
|Shipping Weight||9.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)|
|Domestic Shipping||Item can be shipped within U.S.|
|International Shipping||This item can be shipped to select countries outside of the U.S. Learn More|
|Item model number||MTH-80|
217 customer reviews
4.7 out of 5 stars
|Best Sellers Rank||
#6,556 in Kitchen & Dining (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Dining)
|Date first available at Amazon.com||November 22, 2006|
August 9, 2017
December 27, 2017
Things that are good to know:
1) Do NOT assume you can wield this mighty steel like any old blade. I’m PARTICULARLY careful with it comes to slice-and-dicing and managed to gauge a small divot from my thumb upon first use. Until you’re used to its razor sharp edge, please invest in cut-resistant gloves. I did. You’ll feel and look like a crazy person but all your appendages will remain intact, and that’s just a nicety.
2a) Hand wash and thoroughly dry ONLY. Repeat: Hand wash, hand dry only. This is not stainless. It can and will spot. No dishwasher ever. Do not leave it in water to soak, either. Unless you like throwing away expensive knives.
2b) Whenever working with citrus or tomatoes, wash the knife frequently, quickly. It’s a nice piece. Treat it like a princess.
2c) When hand washing, do not assume the sponge is some miracle wall of protection. I’ve sliced up several sponges and almost reached my fingers. I’m sure you see where that could go.
3) Change your cutting technique. HUGE. This is going to change your life. Having had a hollow edge Japanese knife before I was accustomed to sawing straight down. This is not that type of knife. Nor is it a classic French or German chef’s knife. Experiment and you’ll find your way and save an impressive amount of hand fatigue, particularly during marathon holiday cooking.
4) Lock that thing up. It doesn’t come with a block so invest in a sheath or a wall-mounted magnetic strip. Always, always, always respect the knife. It was laying on my cutting board, sharp edge facing me and I came this close to another cut. Imagine what could happen if you were digging in your drawer and your fingers happened to caress the unshielded ninja.
5) LOOOOOOOVE it. You’re going to find reasons to cook just for the shear pleasure of it. The first time I used it I marveled at the translucent, glass-like even cuts I was getting. The quality boosts speed. Speed encourages cooking from home. Cooking from home saves money. If you’re balking at the price, I’d guess you’ll find you save money because it’s almost tougher to call for takeout.
September 11, 2017
Just make sure to wash it right after you use it, and dry it. Also, duh, don’t put it in dishwasher 🙂