Skip to product information
1 of 6

Hitohira

Hitohira TD Blue #2 Stainless Clad Kurouchi Utility 105mm Walnut Handle

Regular price
$96.61 USD
Regular price
Sale price
$96.61 USD
Shipping calculated at checkout.

Description

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 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.

Petty knives (Utilty) have a similar profile as the Gyuto but smaller, commonly ranging from 12 to 15cm. A shape most often used next to any larger all-purpose blade (gyuto & santoku) although there are many households where this is the go-to knife. Very suitable for the smaller cutting tasks such as cleaning, portioning and peeling fruits and vegetables and cleaning smaller cuts of meat or fish.

Pairing knives are more used for in-hand tasks such as peeling, trimming, scoring and cleaning and fruit or vegetable.

Detailed Spec

Brand: Hitohira ひとひら (一片)
Producing Area: Sanjo-Niigata/ Japan
Profile: Utility
Size: 105mm
Steel Type: Carbon Steel
Steel: Yasuki Blue (Aogami) #2, Soft Stainless Clad
Handle: Walnut & Bird's Eye Maple Ferrule Octagonal
Total Length: 224mm
Edge Length: 106mm
Handle to Tip Length: 120mm
Blade Height: 36mm
Thickness: 3.2mm
Handle Length: 104mm
Weight: 80g
Hand Orientation: Ambidextrous
Update: May 19, 2021