Gihei Kazahana Jigata Nakiri HAP40 (Vegetable knife) 165mm
Gihei Kazahana Nakiri HAP40
Double-sided sharpened 3-layer blade with a core of extremely hard stainless steel HAP40 steel. The blade is thin and manually sharpened. It has no thickening which makes sharpening very easy. This vegetable knife is intended for very different jobs in the kitchen, such as peeling, embossing and cutting vegetables and herbs. This knife has an oval handle and is therefore suitable for both right and left-handed use.
Founded in 1928 in Sanjo City (Niigata Prefecture), Gihei is one of the small but highly innovative small forges operating in the city of Sanjo today. Gihei is known for producing top quality knives with excellent sharpening. The heat treatment is exceptional and they make these knives in small batches with strict quality controls. The core of these blades is made of HAP40 or ZDP189 steel coated with stainless steel, which is one of the best in terms of wear resistance on the market today. These blades are flawlessly heat treated at Rockwell 65-66 and they have a great edge and an unbelievably long hold. Atsushi Hosokawa is the current owner and uses only the best available steels such as ZDP189 and HAP40. We visited Mr. Hosokawa's workshop in 2019.
- Blade length: 165 mm
- Total length: 310 mm
- Weight: 130-140 grams
- Blade height: 46 mm
- Steel type: core steel: Japanese HAP40 (stainless) steel with a softer stainless steel type (SUS405) for the outside.
- Hardness: 65-66 (Rockwell C)
- Handle: Oval magnolia wood with a black buffalo horn bolster.
Details: This knife has a traditional handle with a traditional double-sided sharpened Sanmai forged blade
Like all Japanese knives, the Gihei knives are not dishwasher safe, cleaning and drying after each use is the best treatment for these exclusive products.
There are no wooden sayas available for this knife.