ZA18 Damascus Usuba Vegetable knife - 165mm
Forged in Japan by Sakai Takayuki!
Knife Style: Usuba
Blade Length: 165mm
Blade core Material: ZA18
Blade outer layer: Stainless/Nickel Damascus
Bolster: Matching handle
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These knives are produced in Seki City in Japan and feature a newly developed, extremely durable, high carbon stainless steel ZA18 core. Combined with 69 layer clad Damascus construction, it gives exceptional sharpness, edge retention, durability, and ease of sharpening. The blades are polished damascus clad ZA18 Japanese steel. ZA18 was designed to outperform VG10, and has similar characteristics to N690 steel.
**Gemstone composite Info**
The Gemstone handles are made of 80% real stone dust mixed with acrylic resins to form a corian like material which is very hard and waterproof that simulates the natural stone.
**Resin and Stabilized burl**
Stabilized Burl is combined with our resin to create these one of a kind knives, no two batches of resin are exactly the same!
** Resin cast Stabilized Pine cone handles**
These stabilized pine cone handles are cast under pressure to force the resin into all the nooks and crannies of the pine cone which is then shaped and polished by hand.
** Stabilized Wood**
Our highest end old growth burls are selected and then stabilized. The process of wood stabilization forces liquid resins into the wood under high pressure. The resins completely impregnate the wood, and then cure, so the wood now resists shrinking and swelling with the weather as well as taking on water.
Expanded aluminum is combined with our resin to make beautiful and dramatic looks. Any color can be made, if you want a special color please message us :)