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Hitohira Ashi Swedish Stainless Gyuto 240mm Pakka Handle

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€275,00 EUR
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Ashi Hamono, a legendary company based in Sakai. Famed for their mono style and convex grind, Ashi Hamono knives are synonymous with smooth cutting performance. Ashi produces blades from a single piece of steel, known as mono steel knives. It makes for very reliable and strong knives with a very solid feeling. It is true that mono steel knives cannot be hardened to the levels of a San Mai (core-steel w/ cladding construction) knives but Ashi makes up for that with their first-class heat treatment and their superior convex sharpening. Convex sharpening is where the bevels are more rounded instead of flat, minimizing contact between product and blade. This grind, and especially on Ashi level, ensures a smooth cutting performance even when the edge gradually dulls.
In short, Ashi knives are like laser workhorses with surprisingly good edge retention and are a joy to sharpen.
They come in White #2 carbon steel and Swedish stainless steel. Stainless is easier in use, White is slightly more affordable and sharpens the best.

What kind of knife is this?

The gyuto is a true all-rounder and suitable for a wide variety of cutting tasks. A go-to knife for many and an ideal shape to start out with. Based on the Western style chef’s knife, the gyuto has a decent length, enough height to clear the knuckles from the cutting board and a somewhat narrow tip. It’s just as good at chopping an onion or cabbage, as slicing a roast or portioning fish. There's no shame in owning multiple gyuto's

Care Instructions

This is a stainless steel knife. It becomes stainless due to a certain amount (10-13%) of chromium and/or nickel in the alloy, it forms a film layer which acts as a barrier between metal and oxygen. Stainless steel is easy, practical and functional but not completely maintenance free. With very bad maintenance it can rust or show pitting, after all it’s called stainless not stain-free steel. The corrosion resistance varies with each stainless steel. In my opinion the same rules apply here as with carbon steel (non-stainless).

Store your knife dry and clean, never let it air-dry after washing, no dishwasher and avoid extremely hard products like frozen foods or bones ect. But a big difference to carbon steel is that your margin of error is much bigger, the rust resistance is much greater and thus easier and more worry free to maintain.

Please note that there are many different stainless steels, just like carbon steels, each with its own properties and characteristics. Each should be judged individually.

Detailed Spec

Brand: Hitohira ひとひら
Smith: Ashi Hamono 芦刃物製作所
Producing Area: Sakai-Osaka/ Japan
Profile: Gyuto
Size: 240mm
Steel Type: Stainless Steel
Steel: Mono Swedish Stainless Steel
Handle: Pakka Western
Total Length: 373mm
Edge Length: 245mm
Handle to Tip Length: 247mm
Blade Height: 48mm
Thickness: 1.9mm
Handle Length: 125mm
Weight: 219g
Hand Orientation: Right-Handed
Hardness: 59±1HRC

*Please understand that all pictures on our website are made of random samples and as most products are made with natural materials by hand the color, appearances and even measurements can slightly vary. Please contact us if you wish to see the exact item we have on hand.