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Hitohira

Hitohira Ashi White #2 Sujihiki 270mm Ho Wood Handle

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$254.85 USD
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Description

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 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: Sujihiki
Size: 270mm
Steel Type: Stainless Steel
Steel: Mono Swedish Stainless Steel
Handle: Ho Wood & Buffalo Horn Ferrule Western
Total Length: 415mm
Edge Length: 257mm
Handle to Tip Length: 270mm
Blade Height: 38mm
Thickness: 2.1mm
Handle Length: 143mm
Weight: 119g
Hand Orientation: Right-Handed
Update: July 28, 2023