Hitohira NM Damascus Santoku 165mm Rosewood Handle
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NM line is made from forged VG-1 stainless steel with various finishes. NM refers to the first two letters of the two makers responsible for the blade. The steel feels incredibly finely grained, no doubt thanks to the hand-forging, and we found that it offers great edge at around #1000 - #3000, with maximum edge retention.
It features very slightly hollow ground bevels, making these knives extremely thin behind the edge, yet they maintain good thickness on the spine for stability. We recommend these knives for both experienced users and beginners with practicality and performance in mind.
Santoku is an all-purpose blade that is incredibly useful for small kitchens 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.
Brand: HITOHIRA ひとひら
Producing Area: Echizen-Fukui/ Japan
Steel Type: Stainless Steel
Steel: VG-1, Stainless Damascus Clad
Handle: Rosewood & Pakka Ferrule Right Handed D-Shape
Total Length: 310mm
Edge Length: 168mm
Handle to Tip Length: 178mm
Blade Height: 48mm
Handle Length: 128mm
Hand Orientation: Ambidextrous