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Hitohira Gorobei Blue #2 Yanagiba 270mm Ho Wood Handle (D-Shape)


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. We at Tosho are very excited to present this special line of Damascus knives from the FJ line, a series with an illustrious history of making highly functional blades with excellent consistency and quality fit and finish.

The Gorobei line, hand-forged in Sakai City, has a solid price point for a carbon steel blade and is great for first time single-bevel knife owners. The Blue #2 steel version offers excellent performance and will hold an edge quite well over time. If you are looking for your first yanagiba or a project knife to hone your wide-bevel sharpening skills, we highly recommend the Gorobei single bevels. The grind and finish may not be as consistent as other more expensive lines, but is great for people looking for a budget-friendly carbon steel slicer with a long lasting edge. Just expect the ura sharpening to take a little longer.

A Yanagiba is a traditional Japanese fish slicing blade that is single-sided (bevelled), often simply referred to as a “sushi knife.” These slicers may not be as versatile as its double-sided cousin, Sujihiki, but when it comes to pure slicing tasks of boneless protein (and not just fish), a well-sharpened Yanagiba is unmatched in performance. It is a great addition for any cooks working with sashimi and other delicate, raw seafoods.

Brand: Hitohira ひとひら (一片)
Producing Area: Sakai-Osaka/ Japan
Profile: Yanagiba
Size: 270mm
Steel Type: Carbon Steel
Steel: Yasuki Blue (Aogami) #2, Soft Iron Clad
Handle: Ho Wood & Buffalo Horn Ferrule D-Shape
Total Length: 415mm
Edge Length: 265mm
Handle to Tip Length: 275mm
Blade Height: 33mm
Thickness: 3.7mm
Handle Length: 140mm
Weight: 183g
Hand Orientation: Right-Handed

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