Blacksmith's Small Bread Knife 120mm Walnut Handle Daitoku Akahata
* There is a quantity limit on Mr. Akahata's knives. at the end of the sentence Please be sure to read [Requests when ordering].
Knife made by Daitoku Akahata, a cutlery craftsman from Matsusaka, Mie Prefecture. Unlike mass-produced kitchen knives, it is a blacksmith's work, and it is a hammered knife that hammers steel one by one and forms it. Knives have a long history of making agricultural tools and weapons such as Japanese swords. As a familiar item, it is used for kitchen knives, especially Japanese knives for Japanese cuisine. For this reason, so-called bunka knives (santoku knives), nakiri knives, and deba knives are relatively often made.
Most bread knives are mass-produced punching knives. After the blade is finished, the knives are added with a file, but this process and technique are completely different from those of so-called uchihamono knives, so even uchihamono craftsmen rarely make bread. It was made for the wife who runs a bakery, and it seems that this bread cutter was born. Mr. Akahata makes not only knives but also various iron-related products, and even makes wooden handles for kitchen knives. The breadth of Mr. Akahata's processing techniques is also behind this knife.
There are two sizes, this is the small size. It's hard to find a bread knife of this size, but it's very easy to use for baguettes and small breads. You can cut it with a cutting board and eat it as it is, and it is compact and easy to turn around. A small bread knife is recommended for those who choose large bread such as bread and campagne that have already been cut.
It has a moderate thickness and weight compared to a typical bread knife, so not only is the blade sharp, but it is also stable and easy to cut and the way the blade enters is comfortable. Another reason for its ease of use is the finely adjusted and slightly slanted blade.
Like other Akahata's knives, it is a combination of iron and steel (the blade is made of steel). Since it is made with a double edge instead of a single edge, it can be used as a kitchen knife for everyday use regardless of whether you are right-handed or left-handed.
Mr. Akahata himself carved the walnut wood handle, which is almost cylindrical. It's not too flat, but has just the right amount of roundness. You will fall in love with its appearance. The metal parts are wrapped in brass. Both can enjoy the aging while using it.
A kitchen knife made by forging iron and steel and forging one by one. In addition to the sharpness, the feeling when you hold it in your hand and the texture that increases as you use it are the charms of a carefully crafted forged knife.
Care is not much different from ordinary kitchen knives. No special care is required as long as you wipe off the water after washing. If there is rust , use a commercially available rust remover. Among them, the eraser-type rust remover is recommended because it is easy to use and there is little risk of damaging the blade.
Regarding sharpening, in addition to sharpening service near you, we also accept requests for re-sharpening by Mr. Akahata who made it. Please refer to the manual that comes with the product. This is a guideline for re-sharpening, but please consider re-sharpening when you feel that the sharpness has become dull and difficult to use. Since it depends on the frequency of use and the environment, there is no guideline for the period, such as after ○ years. For rust, we recommend using a rust remover first.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any concerns about care or handling.
Blade: Steel / Iron Handle: Walnut / Brass
The wooden handle uses solid natural wood and is shaved by hand, so the wood grain and color depth are different one by one.
Dedicated case: Genuine cow leather
Total length: 25cm Blade length: 12cm
・Avoid using a dishwasher or dryer.
・After use, after washing the knife, wipe off the water thoroughly including the handle.
・If there is rust, use a commercially available rust remover. Among them, the eraser-type rust remover is recommended because it is easy to use and there is little risk of damaging the blade.
・If you will not be using the product for a long time, apply a thin layer of camellia oil after cleaning and wrap it in brown oil paper to prevent rusting.
*Frequently Asked Questions/Supplementary Comments*
In 2021, there was a change in the shape of the blade. The three photos on the gray top board are the new specifications. All other photos are old.
[Requests when ordering]
・ Due to the intention of the creator, we are limiting one knife per person per type. In the case of multiple orders, or if it is the second item or more in combination with the past order history, it will be invalid and the order will be automatically canceled and refunded.