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Hitohira Futana SB Kuro Nashiji Nakiri 165mm Cherry Wood Handle

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$139.45 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 SB stands for Super Blue, Aogami Super steel. All knives in of the SB series are made with a Super Blue carbon steel core and stainless steel cladding. Super blue is a fantastic Japanese steel with high wear-resistance, you can expect more edge retention compared to the S3 line.
The Migaki SB’s are the thinnest, the lasers, and have a superb performance. The other finishes get wide bevel geometries and have a little more girth on the spine. Still with excellent performance but a tad stronger.

What kind of knife is this?

The classic vegetable knife. Highly functional for processing large amounts of vegetables and preforming finer cutting tasks such as julienne of brunoise. The absence of a pronounced belly in the profile orientates it more towards chopping style cutting motions rather than rolling cuts. 

Care Instructions

This is a carbon steel knife. That means this knife is made of non-stainless steel. There is no or an insufficient amount of chromium and/or nickel to protect this steel against oxidation. Steel such as this will react to moisture and oxygen. That on itself is not a bad thing, you might even argue it’s a great thing. The knife will form a wonderful patina, it will sharpen easily and the edge life will not disappoint.

The care for a carbon steel knife such as this is not very elaborate, and very comparable to any other knife. Always store your knife clean and dry, no dishwasher, don’t let it air-dry and avoid extremely hard products like frozen foods or bones. With carbon steel you want to dry your knife also during cooking, never leave it moist or wet for too long. Often a quick wipe a dry cloth or towel is more than enough. A carbon steel knife can rust if not taken care of properly. Rust can removed but it is of course something we want to avoid.

Please note that there are many different carbon steels, just like stainless steels, each with its own properties and characteristics. Each should be judged individually.

 


Detailed Spec

Brand: Hitohira ひとひら (一片)
Profile: Nakiri
Size: 165mm
Steel Type: Carbon Steel
Steel: Yasuki Blue (Aogami) Super, Soft Stainless Clad
Handle: Cherry Wood & Ebony Ferrule Octagonal
Total Length: 312mm
Edge Length: 165mm
Handle to Tip Length: 179mm
Blade Height: 52mm
Thickness: 1.7mm
Handle Length: 134mm
Weight: 158g
Hand Orientation: Ambidextrous
Hardness: 61±1HRC