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Morihei Hisamoto Hagane Gyuto 210mm Pakka Handle

$195.00

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.

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: Morihei 森平
Producing Area: Tokyo/ Japan
Profile: Gyuto
Size: 210mm
Steel Type: Carbon Steel
Steel: Mono SK High Carbon
Handle: Pakka Western
Total Length: 337mm
Edge Length: 212mm
Handle to Tip Length: 220mm
Blade Height: 44mm
Thickness: 1.7mm
Handle Length: 115mm
Weight: 167g
Hand Orientation: Right-Handed
Final Edge: Morihei 森平

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