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Matsubara Hamono White 1 Kurouchi Gyuto 240mm

$212.00 USD $191.00 USD

Specifications

Style: Gyuto
Blade Length: 240mm
Overall Length: 390mm
Weight: 205g
Blade Height @ Heel: 60mm
Bevel: Double Bevel
Spine Thickness @ Heel: 2.9mm
Spine Thickness @ Mid: 2mm
Blade Material: White 1 Core, Soft Iron Kurouchi Clad
Handle Material: Octagon Rosewood
HRC: ~62

 

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Blade Type

The Gyuto knife, a cornerstone of Japanese culinary tradition, is a versatile, all-purpose chef's knife. Its name, translating to "beef sword," reflects its proficiency in slicing meat and in more modern times vegetables. However, its slightly curved blade excels in chopping, dicing, and mincing, making it indispensable in any kitchen.

Steel Type

Japanese White Steel #1, the purest form in the "Shirogami" (White Paper Steel) series, is highly regarded for its exceptional sharpness and ease of sharpening. With a slightly higher carbon content than White Steel #2, it delivers superior edge retention, but like White 2 cannot be left wet for even short periods of time, othwerwise rust spots can occur. If you’re fastidious in your knife maintenance, this knife can steel can be extremely rewarding to use.

Recommended Maintenance

Store it in a dry environment using magnetic strips, knife rolls, or sayas. Avoid hitting hard or frozen objects and twisting the blade while cutting. These knives are not dishwasher safe. Clean with hot water and a soft cloth, and dry immediately after use to prevent rust spots on the high carbon steel. For more information please read the blog below.

Introducing

Matsubara Hamono

They originate from Nagasaki, and the business is headed by Tanaka Kama Kogyo. The history of Matsubara blades can be traced back to the Battle of Dan-no-ura of 1185. After the battle, Naminohira Yukiyasu, a master blacksmith of the defeated Taira Clan, fled from the victorious Minamoto Clan and went into hiding in the Province of Hyuga (today's Miyazaki). When demand for swords soared during the Warring States Period, his descendants moved to Matsubara in 1474. They forged swords on the grounds of Hachiman Shrine and, at the request of local farmers, started to make crescent-shaped sickles. This is the beginning of Matsubara sickles.

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Knife Care

This knife is made from a high-carbon steel and as such, will require a little more care than a regular off-the-shelf knife. It must be dried shortly after use, as prolonged exposure to moisture can cause rust spots to appear. A very light coat of oil during storage also helps to prevent rust spots. A patina (colouration and seasoning of the steel) will occur with use.

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