Japanese MAC SF-85 Superior Series 8-1/2" Blade Fillet Knife
This 8½" fillet knife was designed after the traditional Japanese-style Yanagiba but with a thinner blade and a double-bevel edge as a Western modification. The long, narrow blade is slightly flexible yet stiff enough so that you are in control of the blade when working with larger cuts of meat or fish. Because of its size and shape, this knife functions well as a fillet knife or carving knife.
Superior Series Features:
- 2.0-2.5mm thin blades. Slightly thicker than our Original series but with the same concept in mind: Thinner=sharper. By increasing the blade thickness to 2.0mm, these knives are slightly stiffer than the 1.5mm counterparts and therefore easier to use when cutting hard/dense foods such as carrots, apples, and onions.
- Sub-zero tempered Superior Steel – the same steel as our Original Molybdenum steel but with an extra processing step to create better edge retention while maintaining the same ease of sharpening.
- Light-weight due to the lack of a bolster and the thin blade eases stress on your hand and arm.
- Rounded tip for safety and to prevent bending/breaking the tip (Only on some knives in this series).
- Hole punched near the tip for hanging the knife (Only on some knives).
- Sand-blasting strip along the edge to put small pockets of air between the knife and the food you are cutting. This reduces the “vacuum-effect” where a food tends to grab the sides of the blade and prevents you from easily cutting through. (Not available on the SK-40 or SB-105).
- Elevated handle for a more ergonomic grip and to create extra clearance under the handle for your knuckles.
- Razor-sharp edge that made MAC knives famous over 40 years ago.
- Completely tapered from spine to edge, creating a V-shaped blade that glides through cuts with ease.
- Perfectly balanced weight distribution creates a sense of comfort when holding the knife and keeps you in control of the blade.
- Slightly curved edge allows you to use almost any style of cutting whether it is a European rocking motion or a Japanese slicing motion.
- Pakka wood handle has the look and feel of natural wood but lasts much longer.
- Comfortable balance, light-weight, sharp edge, and thin blade all combine to create a precision tool that is easy to handle and control; reducing the risk of hurting yourself while working on the cutting board.