Hitohira NM Tsuchime Santoku 130mm Pakka Handle (No Bolster/ Brown)
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 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: Echizen-Fukui/ Japan
Steel Type: Stainless Steel
Steel: VG-1, Soft Stainless Clad
Handle: Pakka Western
Total Length: 250mm
Edge Length: 130mm
Handle to Tip Length: 136mm
Blade Height: 37mm
Handle Length: 110mm
Hand Orientation: Ambidextrous