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Hitohira NM Tsuchime Santoku 170mm Enju Handle

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$158.00 USD
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Description

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 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: Santoku
Size: 170mm
Steel Type: Stainless Steel
Steel: VG-1, Soft Stainless Clad
Handle: Purpleheart & Buffalo Horn Ferrule Octagonal
Total Length: 317mm
Edge Length: 167mm
Handle to Tip Length: 178mm
Blade Height: 47mm
Thickness: 1.6mm
Handle Length: 137mm
Weight: 125g
Hand Orientation: Ambidextrous
Update: April 14, 2023