Hitohira Tanaka Kyuzo Blue #1 Migaki Gyuto 270mm Taihei Ebony Handle

$775.00 

  • Hitohira Tanaka Kyuzo Blue #1 Migaki Gyuto 270mm Taihei Ebony Handle
  • Hitohira Tanaka Kyuzo Blue #1 Migaki Gyuto 270mm Taihei Ebony Handle
  • Hitohira Tanaka Kyuzo Blue #1 Migaki Gyuto 270mm Taihei Ebony Handle
  • Hitohira Tanaka Kyuzo Blue #1 Migaki Gyuto 270mm Taihei Ebony Handle

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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.

Sharpener: Kyuzo

Kyuzo’s father Heihachi is one of the busiest sharpeners in Sakai. Heihachi’s workshop room and corridor were always filled with knives waiting to be sharpened. Although Kyuzo initially worked under his father to learn the foundation of rough sharpening, eventually he became a student of Kambei, known as one of the best sharpeners in Sakai because he knew best how to sharpen wide double bevel knives. After a few years of training, he built his style based on both his father and Kambei’s respective styles. Today, Kyuzo is one of only a few people who can sharpen wide double bevel with really good Shinogi-line in Sakai, one of the most challenging techniques in sharpening.

 

Brand: Hitohira ひとひら
Blacksmith: Tanaka Blacksmith 田中刃物製作所
Producing Area: Sakai-Osaka/ Japan
Profile: Gyuto
Size: 270mm
Steel: Yasuki Blue (Aogami) #1, Soft Iron Clad
Handle: Taihei Ebony & Buffalo Horn Ferrule Octagonal
Total Length: 424mm
Edge Length: 258mm
Handle to Tip Length: 270mm
Blade Height: 52mm
Thickness: 2.2mm
Handle Length: 151mm
Weight: 230g
Hand Orientation: Ambidextrous
Sharpener: Kyuzo
Handle Maker: Taihei

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