Hitohira Gorobei Ren White #2 Damascus Gyuto 240mm Ho Wood Handle
Ren is a pseudonym for the grandson of one of Sakai’s greatest sharpeners. A sharpener highly respected for his quality sharpening consistency for both double and single-bevel knives.
Being a third generation sharpener in his late teens who only began training a few years ago, blades done by Ren reflect his experience level in their price points. As a result, his knives are ideal for those looking for excellently forged carbon steel blades at an extremely reasonable price point. Hobbyist sharpeners looking for a knife to practice polishing and initiates of carbon steel knives will also enjoy owning a Kikuchiyo Ren blade.
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
Smith: Kikuchiyo 菊千代
Producing Area: Sakai-Osaka/ Japan
Steel Type: Carbon Steel
Steel: Yasuki White (Shirogami) #2, Soft Iron Clad
Handle: Ho Wood & Buffalo Horn Ferrule Octagonal
Total Length: 357mm
Edge Length: 198mm
Handle to Tip Length: 213mm
Blade Height: 51mm
Handle Length: 143mm
Hand Orientation: Ambidextrous