Hitohira Gorobei Rikichi White #2 Kasumi Santoku Ho Wood Handle
Hitohira is our brand new supplier that has been absolutely killing it. The president, Mr. Hokuto Aizawa, has traveled the world in his mid-20s and saw firsthand how Japanese kitchen knives are adored throughout the northern hemisphere and decided to make the products even more accessible. Now, Hitohira brings many new and old favourites back into our shelves with consistency, making our clients even happier.
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Knives from the Gorobei Rikichi line sport a beautiful kasumi finish and have a solid price point for hand-forged carbon steel blades. Gorobei the blacksmith works out of Sakai-city with his sharpener Rikichi, the latter of whom was the mentor for another well-respected Sakai sharpener. The White #2 carbon steel offers excellent edge retention and is relatively easy to sharpen. Thanks to their affordable price, Gorobei Rikichi knives are great for those looking for their first carbon steel knife or a fun sharpening project to take on.
Santoku is an all-purpose blade that is incredibly useful for tight spaces and it is the one that most home cooks should purchase first. Even folks who use paring knives for everything can quickly get used to this blade since it brings so much utility in a compact size.
Brand: Hitohira ひとひら (一片)
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: 314mm
Edge Length: 167mm
Handle to Tip Length: 180mm
Blade Height: 46mm
Handle Length: 132mm
Hand Orientation: Ambidextrous