Hitohira Imojiya 170mm santoku with Swedish stainless steel core with tsuchime (hammermarked) stainless cladding. Imitation mahogany pakka wood western style riveted handle. HRC 58/59.
Like the nearly identical VG10 Gold knives also made in Seki City these Swedish stainless steel knives are easier to sharpen, have excellent edge formation taking really nice edges. Although they need a little bit more frequent sharpening they make for a low maitenence work-horse. Hitohira Imojiya Swedish Stainless series has good thin wide bevel grinds, a tsuchime (hammermark) finish on the damascus layered cladding, and a riveted pakka wood handle.
|Steel Type||Swedish Stainless|
|Handle Material||Imitation Mahogany|
|Height at Heel||46mm|