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Hitohira Futana SB Kuro Nashiji Gyuto 180mm Cherry Wood Handle

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$141.27 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 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 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)
Profile: Gyuto
Size: 180mm
Steel Type: Carbon Steel
Steel: Yasuki Blue (Aogami) Super, Soft Stainless Clad
Handle: Cherry Wood & Ebony Ferrule Octagonal
Total Length: 335mm
Edge Length: 185mm
Handle to Tip Length: 200mm
Blade Height: 44mm
Thickness: 1.9mm
Handle Length: 135mm
Weight: 118g
Hand Orientation: Ambidextrous
Hardness: 61±1HRC
Update: November 3, 2022