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Morihei Hisamoto Hagane Santoku 185mm Pakka Handle


Morihei is a knife and whetstone supplier based in Asakusabashi, Tokyo with over 100 years of history. At one point, more than 20 groups of blacksmiths and sharpeners worked under the name Morihei. Famously known for its extensive collection of whetstones and natural stones, the president Mr. Akimitsu Oguro is also an advisor for natural stone researchers from various universities and government groups. To this day, Morihei is one of the few remaining companies in Japan that has maintained the relationship between its blacksmiths and stonemakers for this long.

The Hisamoto Hagane is a very old school, vintage style of knife whose rustic appearance dates back to the Meiji era when Japan opened its borders to the world and began incorporating Western design into their tools. Due to its full carbon steel construction, the blade takes an edge very easily and will develop patina very quickly, but it is easy to restore when needed. SK4 steel is commonly used as a tool steel but when hand forged for kitchen knives, boasts excellent hardening properties and can take on a very fine edge with sharpening. These workhorse knives are excellent for people who want to try carbon steel without breaking the bank.

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: Morihei 森平
Producing Area: Tokyo/ Japan
Profile: Santoku
Size: 185mm
Steel Type: Carbon Steel
Steel: Mono SK High Carbon
Handle: Pakka Western
Total Length: 308mm
Edge Length: 185mm
Handle to Tip Length: 192mm
Blade Height: 47mm
Thickness: 1.8mm
Handle Length: 115mm
Weight: 171g
Hand Orientation: Right-Handed
Final Edge: Morihei 森平

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