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Hitohira TD Blue #2 Stainless Clad Kurouchi Honesuki Kaku 150mm Walnut Handle

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Description

What kind of knife is this?

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.

The Honesuki is a Japanese style butchery knife used for breaking down and deboning poultry and lager cuts of meat. The honesuki Kaku in functionality leans more towards (but not only!) poultry filleting while the Maru version works better with other meats and lacks a bit of efficiency for poultry, mainly due to the lack of heel which on the Kaku is used to cut trough cartilage. Please pay close attention to the hand orientation of each individual knife as the Honesuki ofter has an asymmetric geometry. 

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.

Detailed Spec

Brand: Hitohira ひとひら (一片)
Producing Area: Sanjo-Niigata/ Japan
Profile: Honesuki Kaku
Size: 150mm
Steel Type: Carbon Steel
Steel: Yasuki Blue (Aogami) #2, Soft Stainless Clad
Handle: Walnut & Bird's Eye Maple Ferrule Octagonal
Total Length: 290mm
Edge Length: 154mm
Handle to Tip Length: 166mm
Blade Height: 39mm
Thickness: 3.1mm
Handle Length: 124mm
Weight: 110g
Hand Orientation: Ambidextrous