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Hitohira Kikuchiyo Ren White #2 Gyuto 210mm Ho Wood Handle

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$173.82 USD
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Description

Kikuchiyo is a relatively young blacksmith based in Sakai. He was under tutelage of a legendary blacksmith in this region for well over two decades before taking over his masters forge. He’s known for his high quality White and Blue steel blades, he mastered the skill of honyaki quenching, and is particularly recognized for his excellent stainless Ginsan (Silver #3) forging.

“Ren” is the alias for an apprentice sharpener in Sakai. He is under the tutelage of one of the most famous and influential sharpeners in this region. The skills of this young sharpener have grown tremendously over the last two years, the consistency, the fit and finish and polish have all improved and his personal style is developing more with every batch. He is on his way to become on of the best double bevel sharpeners in Sakai.
The prices reflect his skill level and are kept low to support him in training.
I’m very impressed by the work Ren does on these high quality forged knives, damn good deal!

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

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Detailed Spec

Brand: Hitohira ひとひら (一片)
Smith: Kikuchiyo 菊千代
Producing Area: Sakai-Osaka/ Japan
Profile: Gyuto
Size: 210mm
Steel Type: Carbon Steel
Steel: Yasuki White (Shirogami) #2, Soft Iron Clad
Handle: Ho Wood & Buffalo Horn Ferrule Octagonal
Total Length: 355mm
Edge Length: 198mm
Handle to Tip Length: 212mm
Blade Height: 48mm
Thickness: 2.6mm
Handle Length: 140mm
Weight: 156g
Hand Orientation: Ambidextrous