Tsukasa Hinoura 210mm Gyuto 'Kitae-ji'. Shirogami #2 carbon steel core (hagane) with hand folded suminagashi cladding (jigane). Japanese Magnolia (Ho) wood handle with water buffalo horn ferrule.
185 Grams. 211mm Cutting Edge. 351mm Overall Length. 44mm Tall Heel to Spine. 2mm Thick spine (halfway up blade.)
Tsukasa Hinoura is a third generation knife maker in Sanjo, Niigata, Japan, and a protege of Iwasaki-san, the famous razor smith. Hinoura-San uses no modern machinery in the production of his knives, and he does all the finish grinding and sharpening himself. From the forging of the jigane to the final whetstone finish, traditional materials and techniques are employed. Hinoura-San is famous for his heat treatments, coaxing incredible edge life and toughness out of the materials.