Ashi Hamono 180mm gyuto chef knife with Shirogami 2 carbon steel blade and western style riveted pakka wood handle. Saya cover is included. HRC 60-61.
Ashi’s Shirogami #2 knives are some of the lightest, thinnest and easiest to sharpen knives we have come across. Their cutting feel is excellent due to top quality hand grinding, creating convexity on the side of the knife, and making them extra thin behind the edge. They hold their edge quite a bit longer than their stainless counterparts, but will require more maintenance to prevent rusting. Ideal for a home cook or professional that needs a high performance blade with good sharpenability.
Shirogami is a reactive carbon steel. It should be dried immediately after use to avoid rusting. It will patina with normal use. Rust can be removed with a light abrasive.
|Steel Type||Shirogami 2|
|Handle Material||Pakka Wood|
|Height at Heel||39 mm|
|Overall Length||305 mm|
|Cutting Edge Length||182 mm|