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Tetsujin Hamono Blue #2 Kasumi Kiritsuke Gyuto 210mm Ebony with Silver Spacer Handle


This distinct line of knives comes from the duo of childhood friends blacksmith Tetsu and sharpener Myojin, the latter known for his work on the famed Konosuke Fujiyama line. We at Tosho have previously carried knives under Konosuke from this duo, and are proud to bring their work in once more.

Compared to the Tetsujin Hamono Metal Flow line, the Kasumi series features a misty, opaque finish rather than forced patina. When dealing with carbon steel knives with a kasumi finish, it is important to note that patina and oxidation can manifest more visibly compared to an acid etched blade. If you want to restore the kasumi finish, it can be easily done with Tosho’s kasumi powder.

Constructed from Blue #2 carbon steel, these blades have a high performing edge, are easy to sharpen and will hold an edge better than most other carbon steel knives. Home cooks looking for a unique blade that offers the performance benefits of carbon steel without the full maintenance package will appreciate this series from Tetsujin Hamono. So, if you have been looking to try out carbon steel knives, but hesitated because of the horror stories involving tarnished foods and rusts, look no further.

A kiritsuke-gyuto is a chef's knife with a slanted tip from a traditional single-sided blade called a kiritsuke. It is essentially a chef's knife with a twist. It serves the same function as an all-purpose knife, and although some swear that the accentuated tip makes it easier to execute fine cuts, we find that the k-tip mostly offers aesthetic power boost (rough guess 50%).

Brand: Tetsujin Hamono
Blacksmith: Tetsu
Profile: Kiritsuke Gyuto
Size: 210mm
Steel Type: Carbon Steel
Steel: Blue (Aogami) #2, Soft Iron Clad
Handle: Ebony with Silver Spacer & Buffalo Horn Ferrule Octagonal
Total Length: 349mm
Edge Length: 202mm
Handle to Tip Length: 217mm
Blade Height: 46.7mm
Thickness: 3mm
Handle Length: 134mm
Weight: 191g
Hand Orientation: Ambidextrous
Hardness: 63~64HRC

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