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Hitohira Setsu Forged VG-10 Damascus Sujihiki 255mm Jutan Handle

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€430,00 EUR
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Description

Hitohira Setsu knives are hand forged in Echizen, Fukui Prefecture, from stainless clad VG10. We don’t see a lot of hand forged VG-10 so we’re thrilled to stock these. VG-10 with a fine structure and relative ease of sharpening as result of the forging process.
The grind is very thin, convex but more flat towards the edge. Smooth performance and long lasting edge, these are very high end handmade stainless steel knives. A unique fold in the cladding, multiple layers of soft stainless steel in a sharp pattern. We carry this line with rosewood and Honduras rosewood. Restocks expected every 3-5 months.

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: Echizen-Fukui/ Japan
Profile: Sujihiki
Size: 255mm
Steel Type: Stainless Steel
Steel: VG-10, Stainless Damascus Clad
Handle: Jutan & Pakka Ferrule Octagonal
Total Length: 411mm
Edge Length: 257mm
Handle to Tip Length: 271mm
Blade Height: 39mm
Thickness: 2.2mm
Handle Length: 140mm
Weight: 149g
Hand Orientation: Ambidextrous
Update: August 24, 2023