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  • Glestain K-series Carving Knife 220mm

    About Glestain K-series - Hate when cucumber slices pile up on your blade? Designed with chefs in mind, Glestain K-series are the ultimate Japanese knives for food release! Honma Kagaku in Tōkamachi, Niigata, opened their doors in 1971 and have since become recognized across Japan for their innovative designs.

    Japanese chefs love the deep dimples and nearly single-bevel sharpening that allow these blades to glide smoothly and release ingredients effortlessly. ACUTO440 steel takes an impressive edge while being totally stainless and durable enough to handle life in a professional kitchen. I think Western chefs will love these just as much as their Japanese counterparts.

    About the Shape - Perfect for carving and slicing roasts, turkey, raw meats, fish, and all other proteins and the extended blade length allows you to slice with one long stroke, instead of sliding the knife back and forth in a sawing motion. This makes clean slices of brisket or ultra-thin applications like Carpaccio a breeze to execute. The curved scimitar tip is preferred by butchers for making clean cuts when portioning steaks and chops.

    Shape Sujihiki
    Blade Length 220 mm
    Blade Height 26.9 mm
    Blade Thickness Above Heel 2.3 mm
    Weight 250 g
    Steel Type ACUTO440 Stainless Steel Mono Steel
    Rockwell Hardness 58–59
    Edge/Bevel Semi-Double (70/30) -Right Bias
    Handle Western Handle -
    Made in Tsubame-Sanjo, Niigata, Japan
    Brand Glestain

    Stainless steel is super handy because it doesn’t rust or stain easily like carbon steel. That said, remember it is stain-less, not stain-never. While it is much easier to care for than high-carbon steel, it does benefit from proper use: use it, wash it, dry it and put it away. Always avoid the dishwasher!

    USE  

    • Only cut food you can bite through with this knife. Hard foods can chip the blade. No olive pits, bones,  lobster shells, woody stems or parmesan rinds. Cutting frozen food is especially bad  because the cold will make hard steel even more brittle. If you wouldn’t chew it with  your own teeth, don’t cut it.  

    • Your cutting surface is the biggest culprit of dulling your knife. Use wood. End  grain wood is especially good. Plastic can be fine too, but certainly not glass,  granite or bamboo

    • The edge of your knife works best sliding forwards or backwards. Scraping the  knife edge sideways will dull or damage the edge. Instead, use the spine of the knife to move foods across the cutting board. Do not twist the edge or pry with the edge, this is the worst screwdriver you ever bought and these motions will certainly  damage the edge. Listen to the knife! If you can hear the edge making a “tink”  sound on the cutting board, change what you are doing.  

    CLEANING  

    • After use, wash the knife by hand with regular dish soap, rinse with hot water  and dry by hand immediately. Dishwashers are very bad for knives.  

    • Wood handles may dry out over time and exposure to water. Simply treat them  with some food safe wax.

    STORING  

    • Protect the edge for your safety and to avoid edge damage. A simple blade cover  will do the trick if you keep knives in a drawer or in a travel case.  

    • The convenient wall magnet made with wood is a great way to show off your knives.  Be sure to put it back spine first, then roll it onto the blade face. This will keep the  edge from contacting the wood first.  

    • The good ol’ counter top block can keep knives at the ready and protected, so  can drawer inserts. Whatever the method, it should keep the edge from touching  anything else. 

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