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Hitohira FJ VG-1 Sujihiki 180mm Pakka Handle

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Description

We love all knives from the FJ line, a favourite since their arrival in 2020. After visiting the craftsmen responsible for this line in Feb ’23 I only got to appreciate them more.
This maker doesn’t compromise in the heat treatment and grinding in any way. They purposely give their knives an above average hardness even though it makes the grinding much more time consuming. The edge retention of the FJ knives is noticeably better in comparison because of this excellent heat treatment. Their VG-10 en SG2 is without a doubt the best we’ve come across from this region.

We carry the FJ VG-10 with Japanese handle and the SG2, the VG-1 and semi-stainless knives with western handle. These last three are amazingly strong, no fuss workhorse blades ideal for any cook or chef looking for a trustworthy knife. The SG2 is the hardest and has the best edge retention, the semi stainless and VG-1 are very similar but the semi stainless is a bit more pleasant to sharpen on the stones.

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
Producing Area: Seki-Gifu/ Japan
Profile: Sujihiki
Size: 180mm
Steel Type: Stainless Steel
Steel: Mono VG-1
Handle: Pakka Western
Total Length: 305mm
Edge Length: 178mm
Handle to Tip Length: 180mm
Blade Height: 31mm
Thickness: 1.9mm
Handle Length: 125mm
Weight: 132g
Hand Orientation: Ambidextrous