Hitohira HG knives are a budget line of Japanese kitchen knives. I call them the “bottom of the top” The blades are made with a high-quality Swedish steel core, which provides excellent sharpness, durability, and resistance to corrosion with any crazy high heat treatment. The Hitohira HG knives are known for being a great introduction to Japanese knives that are easy to use and care for. These knives are perfect for a wide range of tasks and for chefs of all experience levels. Overall, the Hitohira HG knives are a beautiful and functional range of Japanese chef knives. Hitohira HG offer a great quality knife at a rock bottom price.