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Hitohira Togashi White #1 Stainless Clad Sujihiki 270mm Taihei Ebony Handle

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€505,00 EUR
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Description

Master Kenji Togashi is one of the most celebrated and distiguisted blacksmith from Sakai. Not only a “Dentokogeshi” (certified traditional craftsman) but also awarded with a medal from the emperor for his accomplishments and service. One of the, if not the, most honourable and prestigious decorations in Japan. To be awarded such a prestigious titles is proof of vast knowledge and skill. He is amongst the very few remaining blacksmiths in Japan with the skillset to forge water-quenched Honyaki blades. A true master of traditional techniques. Togashi made knives are characterised by their durability and hardness while still easy to sharpen. Not only the steel quality but also their in-house sharpening is praiseworthy. In charge of the in-house sharpening is Kenya Togashi, the third son of Togashi San, and from him we see some of the most true and consistent single and double-bevel sharpening we've come across. All their knives really feel like they've been made with the intention to last for years.

What kind of knife is this?

The Japanese slicer. A more specific knife shape ideal for portioning, trimming and finely slicing large cuts of meat, roasts, poultry or fish. The long and thin shape greatly reduces drag and is ideal to make long drawing cuts to thinly slice protein with high precision. 

Care Instructions

This is a carbon steel knife with a soft stainless steel cladding. Most Japanese knives have a 3-layer construction called “San Mai”, hard and high quality steel sandwiched between two layers of soft steel. In this case the soft steel (cladding) is a stainless steel and only the core is made out of carbon (non-stainless) steel. You’ll have all the advantages of a carbon edge e.g., sharpening ease and edge retention, but without having to worry about oxidation on the rest of the blade.
Still it is important to 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.

Detailed Spec

Brand: Hitohira ひとひら (一片)
Smith: Togashi Blacksmith 富樫打刃物製作所
Producing Area: Sakai-Osaka/ Japan
Profile: Sujihiki
Size: 270mm
Steel Type: Carbon Steel
Steel: Yasuki White (Shirogami) #1, Soft Stainless Clad
Handle: Taihei Ebony & Buffalo Horn Ferrule Octagonal
Total Length: 423mm
Edge Length: 260mm
Handle to Tip Length: 274mm
Blade Height: 40mm
Thickness: 2.8mm
Handle Length: 144mm
Weight: 194g
Hand Orientation: Ambidextrous
Sharpener: Kenya Togashi