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Hitohira Setsu Forged VG-10 Damascus Bunka 170mm Jutan Handle

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Hitohira Setsu knives are hand forged in Echizen, Fukui Prefecture, from stainless clad VG10. We don’t see a lot of hand forged VG-10 so we’re thrilled to stock these. VG-10 with a fine structure and relative ease of sharpening as result of the forging process.
The grind is very thin, convex but more flat towards the edge. Smooth performance and long lasting edge, these are very high end handmade stainless steel knives. A unique fold in the cladding, multiple layers of soft stainless steel in a sharp pattern. We carry this line with rosewood and Honduras rosewood. Restocks expected every 3-5 months.

What kind of knife is this?

An equally all-round knife as the gyuto but more orientated to homestyle cooking. Incredibly versatile on its own, easy to use, nimble and suitable for a wide variety of cutting tasks. The bunka is a version of the santoku but with a Kiritsuke tip. This style tip will excel in more delicate work while it still retains the all-purpose functionality of the santoku. 

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
Producing Area: Echizen-Fukui/ Japan
Profile: Bunka
Size: 170mm
Steel Type: Stainless Steel
Steel: VG-10, Stainless Damascus Clad
Handle: Jutan & Pakka Ferrule Octagonal
Total Length: 313mm
Edge Length: 170mm
Handle to Tip Length: 183mm
Blade Height: 49mm
Thickness: 2.6mm
Handle Length: 128mm
Weight: 138g
Hand Orientation: Ambidextrous
Update: November 2, 2023

*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.