Hitohira Hinode Nashiji White #2 Stainless Clad Santoku 165mm Ho Wood Handle
Hitohira is our brand new supplier who has been absolutely killing it. The president, Mr. Hokuto Aizawa, has traveled the world in his mid-20’s 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.
The family history stretches back over 100 years and is famous for making hatchets and fixed blades with Damascus patterns. We at Tosho are very excited to present the Hinode line, made by a 4th generation smith in his late 30’s working under his father in Sanjo city. By combining his own vision with knowledge his father gathered from extensive testing of metals, the kitchen knives produced from the Hinode line have a craftsmanship quality second to none.
The knives from the Hinode line sport a very flat bevel, making them an ideal project for wide bevel sharpening as well as polishing. In addition, any carbon steel enthusiast will appreciate the high performing carbon edge that develops patina over time, creating a wonderful contrast with the kurouchi finish. These knives have a sturdy spine but are very thin behind the edge, so please use them with a gentle hand to avoid potential chipping. For those looking for their first carbon steel knife or those already acquainted with carbon steel and are interested in wide bevel polishing and sharpening, look no further than the Hinode Nashiji White #2.
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
Blacksmith: Mutsumi Hinoura 日野浦 睦
Producing Area: Sanjo-Niigata/ Japan
Steel Type: Carbon Steel
Steel: White (Shirogami) #2, Soft Stainless Clad
Handle: Ho Wood & Buffalo Horn Ferrule Oval
Total Length: 310mm
Edge Length: 169mm
Handle to Tip Length: 184mm
Blade Height: 50.6mm
Handle Length: 127mm
Hand Orientation: Ambidextrous