Hitohira Tanaka Yohei Blue #1 Kasumi Gyuto 270mm Taihei Makassar Ebony Handle
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This blade is forged by Tanaka-san, one of the best blacksmiths in Sakai (the same smith for the Konosuke Fujiyama line). Paired with Tanaka's masterfully forged steel, comes an adept sharpener, Yohei. His hamaguri (convex) grinds make for an effortless and satisfying cutting experience. This esteemed combination of craftsmen is able to create the finest kitchen knives in the market today.
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
Blacksmith: Tanaka Blacksmith 田中刃物製作所
Producing Area: Sakai-Osaka/ Japan
Steel: Yasuki Blue (Aogami) #1, Soft Iron Clad
Handle: Taihei Makassar Ebony & Buffalo Horn Ferrule Octagonal
Total Length: 421mm
Edge Length: 255mm
Handle to Tip Length: 269mm
Blade Height: 53mm
Handle Length: 150mm
Hand Orientation: Ambidextrous