The blades of the nagare series consist of two different
types of steel, which are bonded to a 72-layered piece of damascus steel
With Shun Nagare, kai has created another innovative masterpiece of Japanese blacksmithing. The sophisticated design, the special properties of the materials used and a technically complex production process mean that this series of knives belongs to the absolute luxury class. On the highly polished blades, an ornately decorated, radial pattern of Damascus layers is visible. This effect, combined with the mottled grey-black handle, gives the knife an impressive overall appearance. The blades of the series consist of two different types of steel, which are bonded to a 72-layered piece of Damascus steel. The complex layering of the two types of steel results in a blade with exceptionally sustainable cutting power.
The “dual-core” blade of the Shun Nagare series is produced by kai in an innovative forging process. Here, two types of steel with different properties, a flexible, robust VG 2 steel and a particularly hard VG 10 steel, are bonded to a 72-layered Damascus blade. As a result, the double-sided blades have a particularly long-lasting edge retention, and excellent sharpness.
The ergonomically shaped Shun Nagare handle , with its soft, rounded lines, fits comfortably in the hand. The forged tang in the handle gives the knife excellent stability and provides an optimal counterweight to the blade. The riveted handle, made of mottled grey-black pakkawood, a waterproof and highly robust wood veneer, gives the knife warmth and value.