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Hitohira Imojiya Blue #2 Stainless Clad Santoku 165mm Pakka Handle

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Description

What kind of knife is this?

An equally all-round knife as the gyuto but more orientated to homestyle cooking. Incredibly versatile on its own, easy to use, nimble and suitable for a wide variety of cutting tasks. The bunka is a version of the santoku but with a Kiritsuke tip. This style tip will excel in more delicate work while it still retains the all-purpose functionality of the santoku. 

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
Producing Area: Seki-Gifu/ Japan
Profile: Santoku
Size: 165mm
Steel Type: Carbon Steel
Steel: Yasuki Blue (Aogami) #2, Soft Stainless Clad
Handle: Pakka Western
Total Length: 293mm
Edge Length: 170mm
Handle to Tip Length: 177mm
Blade Height: 46mm
Thickness: 1.7mm
Handle Length: 115mm
Weight: 175g
Hand Orientation: Ambidextrous
Update: February 2, 2024