Tojiro Shirogami Kasumi Kiritsuke 240mm is a line we developed exclusively with Tojiro for CKTG customers. These blades are constructed by hammer forging and use white #2 Shirogami carbon steel, which easily takes a scary sharp edge and is known for its superior performance for the price. The Shirogami core (exposed at the edge) is clad with soft iron cladding and has a polished kasumi finish. Both are reactive when exposed to moisture and acidic foods.
The knife will change colors (hues of blues and greys are typical), which is a great characteristic to play with, though it is also prone to rust if it's left wet, so a quick wipe of a towel after washing is recommended. This steel is also quite hard, so care is needed to not chip edge. The blade is attached to a D Shaped, Ho wood handle with a durable, black resin ferrule. This gyuto is a great all-around multi-tasking blade for a great price.
Construction: San Mai, Hammer Forged
Edge Steel: Shirogami #2
Cladding: Soft Iron
Weight: 168g / 5.9oz
Blade Length: 245mm
Edge Grind: 50/50
Spine Thickness at Base: 3.5mm
Blade Height: 50mm
Handle: D Ho Wood
Ferrule: Black Resin
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