Full-Forged M390 Hakata 185mm
Knife Style: Hakata
Steel Type: Stainless Steel
Blade Material: N690
Blade Finish: Kurouchi
Blade Hardness: 62HRC
Handle: Stainless Steel
Blade Size: 185mm
Heel Height: 49mm
Spine Thickness 1: At Heel: 1.70mm
Spine Thickness 2: In Middle: 1.70mm
With a slender spine and a robust, handle-heavy balance, this knife boasts an M390 stainless steel assembly from the Böhler Edelstahl GmbH & Co KG factory in Kapfenberg, Austria. Forged by the independent Russian blacksmith ваш Иван (Ivan), this distinctive chef's knife has undergone Cryo-Treatment at -300°, earning it the nickname 'Frozen Sharp.' This meticulous process enhances wear resistance, ensuring a prolonged sharp edge. Renowned for its durability and reliability, this knife is a testament to expert craftsmanship.
As for the popularity of Böhler M390, the answer is succinct: exceptional sharpness retention. Its remarkable wear resistance not only ensures longevity but also maintains the edge's shape, meaning a knife crafted from M390 steel remains sharp for an extended period, reducing the need for frequent sharpening.
Why was it designed this way? It draws inspiration from the Japanese Hakata, known for its flat profile resembling a nakiri, allowing for efficient push/pull cutting in the kitchen without sacrificing the aggressive tip needed for precise mincing. Additionally, it is crafted as an ideal shape for those who prefer hefty knives and use a pinch-grip, eliminating the necessity for a bulky handle that might hinder the cutting process. Lastely, no wooden handle means less maintenance so it can be a great at-home or even at work workhorse thanks to the Böhler steel.
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Before our knives are shipped, each one undergoes a rigorous sharpness test to ensure they meet the highest standards of quality. Our BESS Certified sharpness scale will guarantee that your knives deliver the smoothest cuts.
This commitment to sharpness not only guarantees that you receive a product that's ready to perform at its best but also reflects our dedication to delivering excellence in every aspect of our field.
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As for returns, we understand that purchasing a knife online can be a challenging decision, and we aim to alleviate your concerns by offering a highly flexible 30-days return policy which can be managed via your customer portal.
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