Hitohira Futana S3 Gyuto-Kiritsuke (Hybird) 240mm:
The Hitohira Futana series is well known for its cutting performance and high-quality steel used.
Hitohira Funtana series is a beautifully balanced knife series.
Able to cut through boneless meats, fruit and veg easily, yet not a super thin “laser” making it a bit more durable than other knives like Fujiwara.
These knives are beautiful work horses, with real Japanese cutting power.
This is the stainless variety.
This is a silver 3 steel knife (Ginsan)
One of my favorite steels for busy professional chef.
The best part about S3 steel is that is basically a stainless version of Shirogami (white) Steel.
S3 is a high Carbon knife that is a little more forgiving as far as maintenance are concerned.
About Kiritsuke: A Kiritsuke is a hybrid between a Gyuto (Chefs Knife) and a Yanagiba (Sashimi Knife)
A multi-purpose kitchen knife that is great for slicing, dicing and chopping.
In my experience the only drawback of silver 3 steel is that it doesn’t hold its edge quite as long as a blue or white steel (given good heat treatment), but the low maintenance makes up for it.
Perfect for a busy kitchen or home use.
Steel: Ginsan (Silver 3)
Finish: Nashiji (Rough looking)
Blade length: 245mm
Blade thickness: 2.0mm
Overall length: 402mm
Blade Height: 47mm
Handle: Octagonal (Cherry Wood)
*These knives are stainless but will still corrode if given the right conditions