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Chozaburo x Wakui Kuroichi Hammered Gyuto (chef's knife), 270 mm

€ 499,00 € 379,00 (including VAT)

Chozaburo x Wakui Gyuto,

Handforged blade made of non-stainless steel with a core of extremely hard Japanese Shirogami #2 White steel. This knife is completely hand-forged by master blacksmith Toshihiro Wakui-san. and is unique in its kind, this knife is completely forged by hand. The blade is thin and manually sharpened and has no thickenings, making sharpening very easy. A Gyuto (literally a "Cow Knife) is a double-sided sharpened knife and is particularly suitable for cutting meat and fish and slicing vegetables and fruit.

Chozaburo is a brand of Babacho Hamono and has its knives made by Mutsumi Hinoura san and Toshihiro Wakui-san.

The handle is made of burnt chestnut wood. A special feature is that the handle remains rough when it becomes damp. The handle is oval (suitable for left and right-handed use).

Wakui-san started forging knives as an apprentice at Yoshikane Cutlery in Sanjo, Japan. Wakui-san forges and sharpens all his knives in his small Sanjo workshop. The Wakui knives are characterized by a solid, medium-heavy yet robust Sanjo feel: very thin behind the edge, thicker on the back and surprisingly easy to sharpen with an extremely sharp result. The geometry lends itself very easily to subsequent thinning.

  • Blade length: 270 mm
  • Weight: 228 grams
  • Total length: 435 mm
  • Blade height: 52mm
  • Blade thickness (measured at the handle): 5 mm, at the end of the blade: 2 mm
  • Steel type: core steel: non-stainless Shirogami #2 White steel with 2 layers of non-stainless steel (Sanmai forged)
  • Hardness: 63-64 (Rockwell C)
  • Handle: Oval chestnut wood with black buffalo horn bolster

Like all Japanese knives, these handmade knives from Wakui-san are not dishwasher safe, cleaning and drying after each use is the best treatment for these exclusive products.

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