Sakai Kikumori Choyo 210mm Gyuto Shirogami
Sakai Kikumori’s Choyo series feature a brilliant mirror polish, ambidextrous wide bevel style grinds, and rounded and polished choil and spine. They are forged at Tanaka Hamono, and sharpened by Morihiro Hamono, both top level workshops in Sakai City. They manage to coax toughness, hardness, edge life and sharpenability out of the steel, which is not easy!
Sakai Kikumori is the flagship brand of Kawamura Hamono, producing top quality Japanese and Western style kitchen knives in Sakai, one of the oldest knife making centers in Japan. They have been producing knives since the 1920’s and have maintained long standing relationships with some of the best blacksmiths and blade grinders in Sakai.
Blade Material: Shirogami #2 carbon steel core and soft iron cladding
Handle Material: Magnolia wood and buffalo horn.
Hardness: 63-64 HRC
Blade Length: 8" (200mm)
Overall Length: 13" (340mm)
Height at Heel: 1.8" (46mm)
Thickness of Spine at Heel: .11" (2.8mm)
Weight: 4.9 oz (140 grams)
**Extra care is required with carbon steel. No soaking or dishwashers! Dry well in between uses to avoid rust. Blade will develop a patina (discoloration) with normal use.
**To avoid chipping, keep away from bones, frozen foods or other hard foods and pits.