Tetsujin Hamono Blue #2 Etched Damascus Kiritsuke Gyuto 210mm Ebony with Silver Spacer Handle
This distinct line of knives comes from the duo of childhood friends blacksmith Tetsu and sharpener Myojin, the latter known for his work on the famed Konosuke Fujiyama line. We at Tosho have previously carried knives under Konosuke from this duo, and are proud to bring their work in once more.
The finishing process distinguishes this line from other Tetsujin Hamono knives you may have seen elsewhere. What appears at a first glance to be a Damascus pattern on the blade is actually alloy banding, a process involving polishing the steel to a point where the metallurgic composition of the materials used are brought out to form a distinct pattern.
Constructed from Blue #2 carbon steel, these blades have a high performing edge, are easy to sharpen and will hold an edge better than most other carbon steel knives. Home cooks looking for a unique blade that offers the performance benefits of carbon steel without the full maintenance package will appreciate this series from Tetsujin Hamono. In addition, the acid etching (basically a pre-forced patina) done on the blade makes these knives less likely to oxidize food ingredients and to form rust, compared to other iron-clad and mono carbon steel knives.
So, if you have been looking to try out carbon steel knives, but hesitated because of the horror stories involving tarnished foods and rusts, look no further.
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: Tetsujin Hamono
Profile: Kiritsuke Gyuto
Steel Type: Carbon Steel
Steel: Blue (Aogami) #2, Soft Iron Clad
Handle: Ebony with Silver Spacer & Buffalo Horn Ferrule Octagonal
Total Length: 352mm
Edge Length: 200mm
Handle to Tip Length: 214mm
Blade Height: 46.8mm
Handle Length: 138mm
Hand Orientation: Ambidextrous