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Hitohira FJ Semi Stainless Gyuto 210mm 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 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 Semi stainless steel knife. Semi stainless is in between carbon steel and stainless steel, not enough chromium content to be fully stainless but much less fast in oxidising than carbon steel. You can expect semi stainless to be easier in use than carbon, it will oxidise but in a more controlled way than carbon steel. It will in most cases sharpen easier than stainless and responds better to touch ups. It is however still important to store your knife dry and clean, wipe it dry now and again when using, 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)
Producing Area: Seki-Gifu/ Japan
Profile: Gyuto
Size: 210mm
Steel Type: Semi Stainless Steel
Steel: Mono Unclassified (Semi Stainless Steel)
Handle: Pakka Western
Total Length: 331mm
Edge Length: 206mm
Handle to Tip Length: 214mm
Blade Height: 45mm
Thickness: 2.1mm
Handle Length: 116mm
Weight: 180g
Hand Orientation: Right-Handed
Update: December 20, 2021