Hitohira FJ VG-10 Kiritsuke Gyuto 240mm Ho Wood Handle (Wa/ Fine Edge)
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.
These knives are a rarity and a real treat when we get them. Constructed from a single piece (“zenkou”) of VG-10 stainless steel, these knives sport an extremely fine surface finish and a convex grind with a right hand bias. VG-10 steel is resistant to rust and corrosion, and the thinness behind the edge and convex geometry helps blaze through the densest ingredients with ease. These blades are very easy and rewarding to sharpen, capable of taking on a blistering edge quite quickly.
Cooks in busy kitchen lines looking for a high performance stainless steel blade will appreciate these as much as home cooks will, particularly those working with a lot of liquid and acidic ingredients. Alternatively, these make fantastic gifts for loved ones and those close to you.
A kiritsuke-gyuto is a chef's knife with a slanted tip from a traditional single-sided blade called a kiritsuke. It is essentially a chef's knife with a twist. It serves the same function as an all-purpose knife, and although some swear that the accentuated tip makes it easier to execute fine cuts, we find that the k-tip mostly offers aesthetic power boost (rough guess 50%).
Brand: Hitohira ひとひら
Producing Area: Seki-Gifu/ Japan
Profile: Kiritsuke Gyuto
Steel Type: Stainless Steel
Steel: Mono VG-10
Handle: Ho Wood & Buffalo Horn Ferrule Octagonal
Total Length: 383mm
Edge Length: 223mm
Handle to Tip Length: 242mm
Blade Height: 49mm
Handle Length: 140mm
Hand Orientation: Right-Handed