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Hitohira Setsu Forged VG-10 Damascus Petty 140mm Rosewood Handle

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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?

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. 

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 (一片)
Producing Area: Echizen-Fukui/ Japan
Profile: Petty
Size: 140mm
Steel Type: Stainless Steel
Steel: VG-10, Stainless Damascus Clad
Handle: Rosewood & Pakka Ferrule Octagonal
Total Length: 266mm
Edge Length: 144mm
Handle to Tip Length: 150mm
Blade Height: 34mm
Thickness: 2.1mm
Handle Length: 114mm
Weight: 71g
Hand Orientation: Ambidextrous
Update: August 24, 2022