Hitohira TD Blue #2 Stainless Clad Kurouchi Gyuto 210mm Padauk 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).
A chef's knife ('Gyuto' in Japanese) is the most versatile blade that can handle almost anything in the kitchen. Their shape and often generous edge length mean that whether it's cutting small tomatoes or portioning a large roast, you can do it with one blade. Most cooks have multiple chef's knives and it is not hard to justify getting one more when it has so much utility.
Brand: Hitohira ひとひら
Producing Area: Sanjo-Niigata/ Japan
Steel: Yasuki Blue (Aogami) #2, Soft Stainless Clad
Handle: Padauk & Wenge Ferrule Octagonal
Total Length: 369mm
Edge Length: 214mm
Handle to Tip Length: 232mm
Blade Height: 47.4mm
Handle Length: 137mm
Hand Orientation: Ambidextrous