Hitohira Imojiya OKD White #2 Stainless Clad Santoku 180mm Pakka Handle
Hitohira is our brand new supplier that has been absolutely killing it. The president, Mr. Hokuto Aizawa, has traveled the world in his mid-20s and saw firsthand how Japanese kitchen knives are adored throughout the northern hemisphere and decided to make the products even more accessible. Now, Hitohira brings many new and old favourites back into our shelves with consistency, making our clients even happier.
For Hitohira all lines, there are abbreviations and pseudonyms to organize and identify the products. If you have any questions about the individual craftsman involved, send us an email, and we can do our best to clarify within our limits.
Imojiya line is a budget-friendly western-handled series. The maker of OKD used to work for a famed Seki-city knife maker before branching off and doing his own work. These blades offer the performance and edge retention of carbon steel without the full maintenance headache, thanks to the stainless steel cladding that protects most of the surface area from rust. White #2 carbon steel offers excellent edge retention and is relatively easy to sharpen, taking on a fine edge with ease. At an exceptional price, these are ideal for first time users of carbon steel who don’t mind putting a little bit of time into maintaining the edge of their knife.
These limited knives were old stock blades that were never commissioned to the original supplier that ordered them. Once these are sold out, they’re gone!
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.
Brand: Hitohira ひとひら
Producing Area: Seki-Gifu/ Japan
Steel Type: Carbon Steel
Steel: White (Shirogami) #2, Soft Stainless Steel Clad
Handle: Pakka Western
Total Length: 306mm
Edge Length: 178mm
Handle to Tip Length: 183mm
Blade Height: 46mm
Handle Length: 123mm
Hand Orientation: Ambidextrous