Hitohira Futana S3 Nashiji Kiritsuke Gyuto 240mm Cherry Wood Handle
The Futana series is a great series for anyone getting into Japanese kitchen knives for elegant aesthetics and beautifully finished wooden handles. The S3 line is features a fully stainless blade for ease of maintenance, whereas the SB line boasts Blue Super carbon steel that will hold an incredible edge for a long while (one must keep clean and dry it often to prevent it from rusting, however).
We highly recommend the Futana blades as gifts for culinary students, professional cooks, young professionals moving into their first apartment, newly weds and more!
A kiritsuke-gyuto is a chef's knife with a slanted tip from a traditional single-sided blade called a kiritsuke. It is essentially a chef's knife with a twist. It serves the same function as an all-purpose knife, and although some swear that the accentuated tip makes it easier to execute fine cuts, we find that the k-tip mostly offers aesthetic power boost (rough guess 50%).
Brand: Hitohira ひとひら (一片)
Profile: Kiritsuke Gyuto
Steel Type: Stainless Steel
Steel: Yasuki Silver #3 (Ginsan), Soft Stainless Clad
Handle: Cherry Wood & Ebony Ferrule Octagonal
Total Length: 406mm
Edge Length: 244mm
Handle to Tip Length: 260mm
Blade Height: 48mm
Handle Length: 143mm
Hand Orientation: Ambidextrous