Wenge & Brass Double Bevel S-Grind Unagi Saki
This s-grind Unagi Saki is crafted from 1084 high carbon steel and hardened to 62 Rockwell C. While the Unagi Saki is traditionally a single bevel knife for processing eel, I have found a turning it into a double bevel s-grind design makes it useful for a variety of tasks typically reserved for chefs and gyutos!
Its sculpted handle is crafted from wenge, oiled and buffed for a textured finish. The insert is brushed brass. The blade has been hand rubbed to a satin finish.
Learn more about my unique s-grind geometry here!
1084 High Carbon Steel
370mm (14.5") Overall Length
250mm (9.8") Cutting Edge
65mm (2.5") Tall at Heel
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Each knife includes a handmade leather wrap which, like all Nordquist products, is crafted in-house. The case is made from 6oz oil tanned leather sourced from S.B. Foot Tanning Company, the principal supplier of leather for Red Wing Shoes. An auburn leather lace is woven into the supple leather, securing the knife inside. This simple case is as functional as it is elegant, offering safe storage for your new knife—or perhaps your old one!
Caring for your new knife
Sharpening an s-grind knife
Like the entire Nordquist Designs line, this bunka is of truly heirloom quality. Handcrafted in the British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley from locally-sourced materials, these kitchen tools are made to last generations.
Follow Nordquist Designs on Instagram at @NordquistDesigns, for a glimpse into the production process, from inside Jesse Thompson’s studio in Kelowna, BC.