Hitohira TD Blue #2 Stainless Clad Kurouchi Santoku 165mm Walnut Handle
The TD Blue #2 line is a perfect blade to get a taste of carbon steel without the full maintenance headache, thanks to the stainless cladding that protects most of the surface area from rust, while you can enjoy the long edge life and sharpness of blue #2 carbon steel.
We find this construction to be the best of both types of steel, and hope more people try out this amazing high-carbon steel! (one must keep clean and dry the whole blade often to prevent it from rusting, and a benign discolouration/patina will form regardless).
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
Producing Area: Sanjo-Niigata/ Japan
Steel: Yasuki Blue (Aogami) #2, Soft Stainless Clad
Handle: Walnut & Bird's Eye Maple Ferrule Octagonal
Total Length: 306mm
Edge Length: 168mm
Handle to Tip Length: 182mm
Blade Height: 49mm
Handle Length: 124mm
Hand Orientation: Ambidextrous