Hitohira Imojiya MZ VG-1 Santoku 145mm Imitation Mahogany Handle
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The Imojiya MZ VG-1 line is our budget-friendly series that delivers a great value without skimping on the cutting ability (just look at thinness at the edge in the 4th photo!). The thinness of these knives helps you go through dense root vegetables such as squash, large carrots, and sweet potatoes without much wedging. Just be sure to use gentle cutting pressure and knife techniques that do not involved twisting or aggressive mincing to avoid chipping.
We recommend these blades for any home cooks looking to seriously upgrade cutting ability without breaking the bank. It is also an amazing gift for many folks such as newly wed couples, students moving out, and professional cooks taking on a new venture etc.!
Santoku is an all-purpose blade that is incredibly useful for tight spaces and it is the one that most home cooks should purchase first. Even folks who use paring knives for everything can quickly get used to this blade since it brings so much utility in a compact size.
*For a wooden cover that fits this blade, please check out the magnetic 135mm Tall Petty sheaths here.
Brand: Hitohira ひとひら (一片)
Producing Area: Seki-Gifu/ Japan
Steel Type: Stainless Steel
Steel: VG-1, Soft Stainless Clad
Handle: Imitation Mahogany Western
Total Length: 249mm
Edge Length: 138mm
Handle to Tip Length: 142mm
Blade Height: 39mm
Handle Length: 107mm
Hand Orientation: Ambidextrous