Hitohira Togashi White #1 Stainless Clad Kasumi Utility 165mm Ebony Handle
Hitohira Togashi knives have some of the best steel treatment, aesthetics, and fit and finish from Hitohira. Kenji Togashi-san is a mastersmith who works almost exclusively with the family sharpener to create superb cutting tools that are extremely rewarding to sharpen. We recommend Togashi blades to cooks with a deep appreciation for craft and forging, with healthy interest in hand sharpening and polishing with whetstones.
The Togashi Stainless clad Kasumi series is an impressive blade combining aesthetics, fit and finish, a durable edge, and ease of sharpening. A milky Kasumi finish complements a bright silver edge, while the choil and spine are polished to an elegant mirror finish. On the handle, a deep brown ebony contrasts a ferrule of buffalo horn.
A petty (utility) knife probably gets used most often after your all-purpose knives. It can be used to cut small fruits, vegetables, and even some smaller cuts of meats (and many many more things, like cutting through plastic wrapping from a grocery trip!) If you have one, for a quick meal for two, you may just get it done without a chef's knife.
Featuring a carbon steel edge produced from White #1, the Togashi Kasumi line is ideal for professional and home chefs who work in busy kitchens requiring a high capacity of cutting performance. Its exceptionally durable edge is made to handle high workloads, combined with a blade convexity offering excellent food release. If you are looking for a versatile and sturdy blade with incredible sharpness, these beautiful and high performing Togashi blades are the ones for you.
Brand: Hitohira ひとひら
Blacksmith: Togashi Blacksmith 富樫打刃物製作所
Producing Area: Sakai-Osaka/ Japan
Steel: Yasuki White (Shirogami) #1, Soft Stainless Clad
Handle: Ebony & Buffalo Horn Ferrule Octagonal
Total Length: 295mm
Edge Length: 150mm
Handle to Tip Length: 162mm
Blade Height: 42mm
Handle Length: 130mm
Hand Orientation: Ambidextrous
Sharpener: Kenya Togashi