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Hitohira Setsu Forged VG-10 Damascus Bunka 170mm Jutan 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 even happier. 

For Hitohira all lines, there are abbreviations and pseudonyms to organize and identify the products. If you have any questions about the individual craftsman involved, send us an email, and we can do our best to clarify within our limits. 

Knives from the Hitohira Setsu line offer premium cutting performance in a Damascus patterned stainless steel profile. We carry knives fitted with new Jutan handles crafted from Honduras rosewood sporting rich violet and reddish hues. Thanks to a thin and even hollow-ground bevel, these blades make short work of the densest ingredients. Having extra heel height helps tackle taller foodstuff, yet despite their size they feel remarkably light in the hand. 

Although stainless steel is more rust-resistant compared to carbon steel, it is still important to keep the knife cleaned and wiped after each use to preserve its luster. The delicate edge of these knives would not fare too well in busy kitchen lines, but for those who cut with care and patience at home, you will be amazed by the performance of these knives time and time again.

A Bunka is a Santoku (an all-purpose knife) with a kiritsuke-tip. The accentuated tip is great for delicate work, whilst sharing the same versatility as the Santoku. It is a great knife as an addition to an existing all-purpose blade or as a first all-purpose knife for any cook.

Brand: Hitohira ひとひら
Producing Area: Echizen-Fukui/ Japan
Profile: Bunka
Size: 170mm
Steel Type: Stainless Steel
Steel: VG-10, Stainless Damascus Clad
Handle: Jutan & Pakka Ferrule Octagonal
Total Length: 313mm
Edge Length: 170mm
Handle to Tip Length: 183mm
Blade Height: 49mm
Thickness: 2.6mm
Handle Length: 128mm
Weight: 138g
Hand Orientation: Ambidextrous

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