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Hitohira GR Blue #2 Damascus Bunka 170mm Rosewood Handle

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$172.58 USD
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Description

Hitohira GR knives are hand-forged in Echizen, Fukui prefecture, from carbon cladded blue #2. The grind is very thin, with relatively flat bevels with more rounded shinogi lines. Premium cutting performance and very easy to sharpen. The edge formation is very good and these can be sharpened to a wide variety of finishes. The cladding consists of multiple layered mild carbon steel creating beautiful contrast on the blade. We carry this line with classic Magnolia (Ho) wood or Rosewood. The restock time of this line is relatively slow, expected every three to four months.

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. 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)
Producing Area: Echizen-Fukui/ Japan
Profile: Bunka
Size: 170mm
Steel Type: Carbon Steel
Steel: Blue (Aogami) #2, Carbon Damascus Clad
Handle: Rosewood & Pakka Ferrule Right-Handed D-Shape
Total Length: 314mm
Edge Length: 172mm
Handle to Tip Length: 186mm
Blade Height: 50mm
Thickness: 2.6mm
Handle Length: 128mm
Weight: 125g
Hand Orientation: Ambidextrous
Update: June 1, 2021