Mr. Hinoura is a highly regarded blacksmith from Sanjo City, a city renowned for sword and knife making since the 17th century. Mr. Hinouraís Tamashii line of knives are kurouchi finished with stainless steel cladding over a Shirogami #2 carbon steel core. The cladding and kurouchi finish protect the reactive core steel minimizing maintenance, however, during normal use the exposed Shirogami steel will patina. Shirogami #2 is renowned for taking keen edges quickly and easily when sharpened. This 210mm gyuto is a unique design from its 240mm big brother. The 210mm has a relatively flat profile and dimensionally is on the smaller size. The agile size complements the extremely thin grind making the 210mm Tamashii an excellent choice for delicate tasks. The octagonal handle is constructed of yew with a buffalo horn ferrule. Fit and finish on the Tamashii line of knives is high with an attractive and uniform finish and a clean handle installation. Since this is a handmade product, each knife may differ dimensionally from the posted specifications.
Blade Length: 205mm
Height at heel: 43mm
Spine Thickness: 2.4mm
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