Shigefusa Sashimi Hocho (Fuguhiki) - 270mm (10 3/4 in.)

Product Description for Shigefusa Sashimi Hocho (Fuguhiki) - 270mm (10 3/4 in.)

Maker: Shigefusa (Tokifusa Iizuka) (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 2126
Blade length: 10.75 in.
Total length: 16.00 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.08 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.11 in.
Item weight: 3.00 oz.
Shipment weight: 6.48 oz.
Blade: Single bevel carbon steel forge-welded to wrought iron for an extremely hard (63-64 Rc) cutting edge that will be easy to maintain
Bolster: Water buffalo horn
Handle: Magnolia wood
Description: This traditional sashimi knife has an outstanding feel in the hand and a razor sharp edge. The Fuguhiki has a thinner, slightly more flexible blade than the more commonly known Yani Giba. The balance is perfect. This is among the most comfortable knives that I have ever held in my hand.
Traditional Japanese chef's knives differ from European styled knives in that they are sharpened with a bevel on only one side. The opposite side is slightly hollowed. Because of this, these knives can generally be honed to a sharper edge than can double bevel knives.
The carbon steel blade is hand forged to a piece of Jigane 'wrought iron'. The most exacting standards as well as considerable time are required for this type of forge work. After forging, each blade is individually tempered to Rockwell 63-64 (very hard!) leaving a razor edge that is very easy to keep sharp.
The spine is carefully distal tapered and rounded for a perfect balance and hold in the hand.

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