Hinokuni Shirogami santoku 180mm is a multitasking blade, which can perform a very wide range of tasks in the kitchen. Its use is perfect both in a professional kitchen and at home.
Hinokuni-san is a 32-year-old blacksmith, who apprenticed with Nishida-san, a well-known blacksmith of the last decade.
A few years ago, he decided to forge his own blades. Today his creations are beginning to be sold for a large number of shops specializing in Japanese cutlery. Shirogami steel is Hinokuni-san’s favorite steel. It is a steel with a very pure alloy, composed only of iron and carbon. Often used in the creation of honyaki knives. This steel, so well exploited, with the right heat treatment can achieve a wire of incredible finesse, with remarkable ease of sharpening.
There is a good chance that his knives may soon increase in price, due to the popularity that the smith is acquiring. So if you have the opportunity, do not miss your chance.
Custom handle made with stabilized yellow cedar burl, white ebony spacers, faux muskox ferrule and bottom cap.
finish: kurouchi (forged finish)
steel: Shirogami #1
hardness: 62-63 HRC
type: 18cm santoku
blade length: 18.3cm
thickness at heel: 3 mm
thickness at the tip: 1 mm
blade height: 5.2 cm
weight: 148 g