Hitohira Imojiya MZ VG-1 135mm Rounded Santoku Pakka 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 ever happier.
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The Imojiya MZ VG-1 line is our budget-friendly series that delivers a great value without skimping on the cutting ability (just look at thinness at the edge in the 4th photo!). The thinness of these knives helps you go through dense root vegetables such as squash, large carrots, and sweet potatoes without much wedging. Just be sure to use gentle cutting pressure and knife techniques that do not involve twisting or aggressive mincing to avoid chipping.
We recommend these blades for any home cooks looking to seriously upgrade cutting ability without breaking the bank. It is also an amazing gift for many folks such as newly wed couples, students moving out, and professional cooks taking on a new venture etc.!
A small santoku like this gives a lot of utility on the cutting board without sacrificing too much of the length. We have found this shape to be a great addition to a set as it gives more chopping ability than utility/petty blades of a similar length. Also, the rounded heel and the tip make this shape a bit easier to approach: we have nicked our hands and fingers on the tips and the corners of other knives more than we liked to admit..
Brand: Hitohira ひとひら
Producing Area: Seki-Gifu/ Japan
Profile: Rounded Santoku
Steel Type: Stainless Steel
Steel: VG-1, Soft Stainless Clad
Handle: Pakka Western
Total Length: 246mm
Edge Length: 138mm
Handle to Tip Length: 140mm
Blade Height: 39mm
Handle Length: 104mm
Hand Orientation: Ambidextrous