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Hitohira Futana S3 Nashiji Petty 135mm Pakka Handle (Yo)

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Description

The Hitohira Futana series are an amazing value for money series, perfect for anyone looking for a high quality Japanese style blade. These are some of our favourite blades around this price point. Very efficiently made knives with good aesthetics and performance. In this series we see S3 and SB lines both with a variety of finished.

The S3 stands for Silver #3 steel and are completely stainless knives. Silver steel is a high regarded steel with carbon like features such as its sharpening ease.
The Migaki S3 sports more thickness and taper on the spine and have a more pronounced convex geometry. The heaviest in the series, great reliable more workhorse style knives.
The Nashiji S3 is made from a different stock and is much more affordable. A textured finish and steel quality equally high, ground with flat bevel and great overall cutting performance.

What kind of knife is this?

Petty knives (Utilty) have a similar profile as the Gyuto but smaller, commonly ranging from 12 to 15cm. A shape most often used next to any larger all-purpose blade (gyuto & santoku) although there are many households where this is the go-to knife. Very suitable for the smaller cutting tasks such as cleaning, portioning and peeling fruits and vegetables and cleaning smaller cuts of meat or fish. 

Pairing knives are more used for in-hand tasks such as peeling, trimming, scoring and cleaning and fruit or vegetable. 

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 (一片)
Profile: Petty
Size: 135mm
Steel Type: Stainless Steel
Steel: Yasuki Silver #3 (Ginsan), Soft Stainless Clad
Handle: Pakka Western
Total Length: 236mm
Edge Length: 132mm
Handle to Tip Length: 134mm
Blade Height: 29mm
Thickness: 1.7mm
Handle Length: 100mm
Weight: 92g
Hand Orientation: Ambidextrous