+Gihei White #2 Santoku 165mm
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Gihei White #2 Santoku 165mm
Gihei White #2 Santoku 165mm Gihei White #2 Santoku 165mmGihei White #2 Santoku 165mm
Gihei White #2 Santoku 165mm Gihei White #2 Santoku 165mmGihei White #2 Santoku 165mm

Gihei White #2 Santoku 165mm

Item #: GS2-S16B
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The Gihei White #2 line of kitchen knives is new to the CKTG store. We spotted these budget blades on our last trip to Japan and asked if we could offer them to our customers. They are usually sold to local users for their everyday needs.

Atsushi Hosokawa and his son make these knives in their shop located in Sanjo City. The steel of choice is the ubiquitous White Paper #2 carbon alloy made by Hitachi. It is hammer forged san-mai style with a softer iron cladding. This strengthens the blade, aids with durability, and makes the manufacturing process less prone to failures. The upper face of the blade is left with the carbon forging scale which is known as a kurouchi finish.

This is a classic santoku design. It is a multi-purpose knife, but with a slight vegetable bias. Santoku means “three virtues” or “to solve three problems.” The virtues or problems are slicing, dicing, and mincing. Its tall blade offers increased finger-to-board clearance, while its shorter length makes it ideal for handling a wide variety of produce and proteins. These knives are gaining popularity as a replacement to the ubiquitous chef knife for good reason.

The good looking blade is coupled to a traditional octagonal shaped handle made from walnut and maple.

  • Brand: Gihei
  • Blacksmith: Atsushi Hosokawa
  • Location: Sanjo, Japan
  • Construction: Hammer Forged, San Mai
  • Core Steel: White #2
  • Cladding: Soft Iron
  • Finish: Kurouchi
  • Grind: Even
  • Weight: 4.4oz
  • Handle: Walnut and Maple Octagonal
  • Height: 47mm
  • Edge Length: 165mm

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