Kamagata: This little beauty is a small, uniquely shaped vegetable knife. It has a flat edge like a Nakiri. Making it perfect for chopping herbs or slicing small vegetables like shallots or garlic. Its compact size makes it great for line cooks. The extended blade height is awesome for people who have bigger hands and have a tough time keeping their knuckles off the cutting board. Originally designed to cut rubber soles for shoemaking, the Kamagata compliments any knife collection.
#2 Shirogami (White carbon) Steel clad with Stainless Steel
To maintain the edge, we recommend the usage of a Ceramic Honing Rod. Which can be purchased at 50% off with any knife purchase.
Wash and dry the blade by hand immediately after use. Dishwashers are very bad for all knives.
This knife is clad in stainless steel to protect against rust and has exposed carbon steel cutting edge, giving you the best of both worlds. The down side though, is the cutting edge can rust if left to stand for an extended period of time. Over time a patina will form protecting the knife.
Use a soft cloth to wash the blade. Avoid abrasive dish scrubbers and powders as these can damage the finish of your beautiful knife.
Do not cut through bones. You can certainly cut along/beside bones, but do not cut into bones. This can, at worst, chip the blade.
Never use this knife to cut frozen food. I’m sure you have a 4×4 somewhere in your kitchen for this job.
Never twist, cleave or prise the blade.
Always use a wooden or plastic cutting board. Never cut on bamboo, glass, marble, slate, a plate, china, marble, arborite or anything harder than steel.
Store knives in a way that the blades will not knock into each other.