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Hitohira Futana S3 Nashiji Kiritsuke Gyuto 240mm Cherry Wood Handle

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$184.53 USD
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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?

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

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: Kiritsuke Gyuto
Size: 240mm
Steel Type: Stainless Steel
Steel: Yasuki Silver #3 (Ginsan), Soft Stainless Clad
Handle: Cherry Wood & Ebony Ferrule Octagonal
Total Length: 406mm
Edge Length: 244mm
Handle to Tip Length: 260mm
Blade Height: 48mm
Thickness: 1.8mm
Handle Length: 143mm
Weight: 177g
Hand Orientation: Ambidextrous
Update: April 30, 2022