The High Performance SLD is among the new generation of steels being engineered in Japan that endeavor to surpass the capabilities of existing metals. Its main features is that it is highly wear resistant with a hardness level that rivals Blue high carbon steel with a fairly good level of stain resistance. What this means is that this combination of features allows for a knife with excellent sharpness, long edge retention, with a stainless durability.
In addition, this particular knife emphasizes a superior cutting edge by utilizing a thin blade design that will effortlessly cut through foods with very little abrasions to its surface.
The blade comes complimented with a traditional Japanese handle that is made of Shitan Rosewood and Water Buffalo Horn bolster (color varies) equipped with a protective wooden sheath called a “Saya,” which protects the knife and adds to its appearance when not in use. This specific Saya included with the knife is brush coated with non-toxic lacquer coating made from organic tree saps in Japan. The octagonal shape of the handle allows for comfortable use regardless if the user is left or right handed.
The most versatile and essential of all knives a cook can have is a Japanese chefs knife known as a Gyuto knife. The Gyuto is a Japanese chefs knife with a curved blade that smoothly rocks back and forth and has an extended tip for quick chopping that can be used to cut meat, fish, and vegetables.
Preparing delicious meals starts with taking wholesome ingredients and using the best tools such as a high quality chef’s knife to make every meal into something special. From dicing, slicing, and chopping fresh produce from a farmer’s market to carving a roast chicken straight from the oven, even the simplest tasks are elevated with a handcrafted knife that is as beautiful as it is functional.