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Hitohira Imojiya OKD 150mm Honesuki Kaku VG-1

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Nicely ground and finished mono steel VG1 stainless with rosewood handle. All the merits of a classic stainless mono steel but with better edge formation and easier sharpening than many plus an excellent cutting feel with these fine convex surface hamaguri grinds.

This is the thinnest ground honesuki kaku that we carry, it is very precise and nimble but does not do well with twisting on or hacking at thick bones. Best for someone with previous honesuki kaku experience.

Ground at the workshop involved in the old Masakane production in Seki these are nicely ground and finished. This steel can be somewhat prone to chipping if mistreated but the payoff in ease of sharpening and cutting feel is worth it.

 

Brand: Hitohira ひとひら (一片)
Producing Area: Seki-Gifu/ Japan
Profile: Honesuki Kaku
Size: 150mm
Steel Type: Stainless Steel
Steel: Mono VG-1
Handle: Rosewood Western
Total Length: 270mm
Edge Length: 150mm
Handle to Tip Length: 156mm
Blade Height: 39mm
Thickness: 1.7mm
Handle Length: 116mm
Weight: 131g
Hand Orientation: Right-Handed
Saya/Guard: EDRO Kaku 150 / Dexter 6" Narrow

This is a stainless steel knife. It should be hand washed and towel dried. Habitual dishwasher use will result in degraded edge and handle. Consistent long term exposure to moisture can lead to oxidation.

Use on a quality wooden cutting board will help the knife stay sharper for longer. Use on hard surfaces like plates and bamboo will reduce the edge life and can result in edge damage.

We recommend hand sharpening on whetstones. We have found that most western knives perform best with a medium finish starting around 1000 grit. Avoid pull through sharpeners and non-water cooled mechanized sharpening. Steel honing rods work well with this knife.

Hitohira Imojiya OKD 150mm Honesuki...

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