Kitchen Knife Set - Nakiri Chef Santoku Paring and Bread Knife - Damascus - Unfinished Kit - 5 Piece
ZHEN® Kitchen Utility Knife Kits are forged in Japan utilizing years of knife making skill and technology. Each high quality blade is crafted by forge welding 66 layers of steel together around a core layer of VG – 10 steel (HRC 60 – 62) which creates a high quality blade. Each blade...
This kit includes the following items:
- Nakiri Knife for Cutting Delicate Vegetables - 11-1/2" - Damascus - Unfinished Kit
- Chef Knife for Cutting Fruits Vegetables and Meat - 12-3/4" - Damascus - Unfinished Kit
- Santoku Knife for Mincing Slicing and Dicing Vegetables - 9-5/16" - Damascus - Unfinished Kit
- Paring Knife for Peeling Slicing Coring Fruits and Vegetables - 7-11/16" - Damascus - Unfinished Kit
- Bread Knife for Cutting Bread and Baked Goods - 14-5/8" - SS - Unfinished Kit
ZHEN® Kitchen Utility Knife Kits are forged in Japan utilizing years of knife making skill and technology. Each high quality blade is crafted by forge welding 66 layers of steel together around a core layer of VG – 10 steel (HRC 60 – 62) which creates a high quality blade. Each blade will have its own unique pattern on its surface and an edge that remains extremely sharp over an extended period of time. The Bread Knife is crafted from high carbon stainless steel (HRC 54 -56) and features granton edges (non-stick scallops) to help release thin slices and sticky food.
Designed with the professional cook in mind, these knives make a great gift for the cook in your family.
- Crafted from 66 layers of Japanese Damascus steel
- VG-10 steel core with a Rockwell hardness of 60-62
- Maintains an extremely sharp edge for a long period of time
- (1) 67-Layer Damascus Steel Nakiri Knife
- (1) 67-Layer Damascus Steel Chef Knife
- (1) 67-Layer Damascus Steel Santoku
- (1) 67-Layer Damascus Steel Parer
- (1) High Carbon Stainless Steel Bread Knife
- Each knife blank will require 3/8" x 1-1/2" x 5" Knife Scale Material (x2)
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Excellent performance and value
I bought the previously available 6-piece set similar to this about 5 years ago. I assembled them and have been using them ever since. They have been outstanding. The take an edge quite quickly using diamond hones. They hold the edge quite well, I typically resharpen every couple months, and I use these knives daily (personal, not professional use). Compared to the heavier German knives I was accustomed to (Wusthof) the balance of these is better, they are very responsive but stiff, and the thinner blades get through food easier. The corrosion resistance is excellent. They are an exceptional bargain as a set. I chose to assemble them using hidden or blind pins (you can look this up). The purpose of pins is to prevent shear forces from breaking loose the epoxy bond, which is what really holds the handle in place. The cutler’s rivets provided are a design idea that predates epoxy, there’s no need for them and they aren’t the easiest things to use. I used short pieces of bamboo skewer used for grilling, drilled shallow holes into the handle scales (less than 1/4” / 6mm) and then epoxied the scales in place. With no pins emerging from the wood, you can use standard woodworking tools like a rasp and spokeshave to shape the handles which is preferable to the abrasives typically used for the job in knife making; you are much less likely to scratch up the tangs, requiring repolishing.