Hinokuni Shirogami #1 Santoku kuroichi Sanmai, Oak octagonal -180 mm-
Hinokuni Shirogami #1 Kuroichi, Oak handle,
This sturdy Japanese petty knife has a sanmai forged core of Japanese Shirogami #1 (white paper) (non-stainless) carbon steel. This double-sided sharpened knife is completely hand-forged by the young master blacksmith Hinokuni-san (1990) who learned the craft from Nishida-san. The blade is manually sharpened to a razor edge (no polishing is needed).
A Santoku is a universal knife that can be used for the preparation of meat, fish and vegetables.
Shirogami (White paper steel) #1, is a high purity carbon steel alloy is a very popular steel for high quality Japanese chef's knives especially in Honyaki knives. These knives have an extremely fine edge and are easy to sharpen. It is highly reactive so can stain quickly, so wipe and dry after each use! It can also be prone to chipping so never cut hard or frozen products.
- Blade length: 180 mm
- Total length: 325 mm
- Weight: 160-170 grams
- Blade thickness: 3,5 to 2 mm
- Steel type: core steel: Japanese Shirogami #1 (non-stainless) steel with 2 softer layers of steel for the outside
- Hardness: 62-63 (Rockwell C)
- Handle: Traditional octagonal Oak handle with dark brown woodstain.
Like all Japanese knives, the handmade knives from Hinokuni are not dishwasher safe, cleaning and drying after each use is the best treatment for these exclusive products.