Mutsumi Hinoura Gyuto-Kiritsuke (Hybird) Super Blue Steel, 240mm
About Mutsumi Hinoura:
Son of Sanjo-based blacksmith legend Tsukasa Hinoura and 3rd generation of the knife forging.
Hinoura’s have been making knives in Sanjo for over 100 years!
Mutsumi started making knives in 2001 and has reached a high level very quickly.
Mutsumi Hinoura is considered to be amongst Japan’s elite group of highly revered bladesmiths.
Stainless steel is regarded by many as not ideal for holding an edge and sharpness. (subject to debate)
A lot of the prized Japanese steels lack stainless steel.
They have little corrosion resistance and may rust easily if mistreated.
This knife is stainless clad but still has a super blue steel core meaning you get the best of both worlds.
A high carbon cutting edge and some corrosion resistance on the outside.
The core steel will darken over time (patina) with use.
Exceptional handmade knives from highly revered bladesmith
Mutsumi Hinoura knives are extremely hard to get.
I am proud to offer these beautiful chef knives!
*The core steel in this knife is subject to corrosion, so be sure to follow knife care instructions to help avoid surface rust.
Steel: Super Blue (Aogami), Stainless Clad
Finish: Kuro (Black) Nashiji (Rough looking)
Blade length: 244mm
Blade thickness: 3.2mm@ handle, 1.8mm@ tip
Overall length: 400mm
Blade Height: 51mm
Handle: Ebony handle. Right or left handed. Pakka wood ferrule bolster