Hitohira Ashi White #2 Gyuto 240mm Ebony 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.
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Ashi Hamono has over seven decades of history in Sakai city and is known for making knives using one piece of steel (aka “zenkou” construction). Due to its full carbon steel construction, the blade can be prone to rusting if not carefully used but will also take up a beautiful patina very quickly. White #2 carbon steel offers excellent edge retention and is relatively easy to sharpen, taking on a fine edge with ease. The thinness behind the edge and convex geometry helps blaze through the densest ingredients with little resistance, yet despite its thinness is durable enough to use as a workhorse knife.
Cooks in professional kitchens who are diligent with their knife maintenance will find owning an Ashi Hamono White #2 to be a very enjoyable experience, as will home cooks who have experience with carbon steel knives and are looking for something a little unique.
A chef's knife ('Gyuto' in Japanese) is the most versatile blade that can handle almost anything in the kitchen. Their shape and often generous edge length mean that whether it's cutting small tomatoes or portioning a large roast, you can do it with one blade. Most cooks have multiple chef's knives and it is not hard to justify getting one more when it has so much utility.
Brand: Hitohira ひとひら
Blacksmith: Ashi Hamono
Producing Area: Sakai-Osaka/ Japan
Steel: Mono Yasuki White (Shirogami) #2
Handle: Ebony & Buffalo Horn Ferrule Octagonal
Total Length: 390mm
Edge Length: 232mm
Handle to Tip Length: 245mm
Blade Height: 49mm
Handle Length: 145mm
Hand Orientation: Right-Handed