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Sakai Kikumori Choyo Kiritsuke Santoku 180mm Shirogami - Ebony

Sakai Kikumori Choyo Kiritsuke Santoku 180mm Shirogami - Ebony

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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: Ebony wood and buffalo horn. 

Hardness: 63-64 HRC

Edge Length: 6.5" (165mm)

Overall Length: 12.25" (312mm)

Height at Heel: 44mm

Thickness of Spine at Heel: .1" (2.9mm)

Weight: 5.6 oz (158 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.

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.


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