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Nigara Hamono Blue2 Twisted Damascus Hairline Finished Gyuto 255

$1,109.00 USD $973.00 USD

Specifications

Style: Gyuto
Blade Length: 255mm
Overall Length: 410mm
Height @ Heel: 53mm
Spine Thickness @ Heel: 4.1mm
Spine Thickness @ Mid: 3.2mm
Weight: 276g
Blade Material: (Unbranded) Blue 2 Carbon Steel Mirror Core w Matte Damascus Clad
Handle Material:

Octagon African Blackwood w/Blonde Buffalo Horn

HRC: 62-63

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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 Blue Steel #2, or "Aogami" #2, is a revered high-carbon steel alloyed with low amounts of chromium and tungsten. It strikes an excellent balance between durability, edge retention, and ease of sharpening. Slightly more ductile than Blue #1, it's widely used in crafting traditional Japanese knives, beloved by chefs for its resilience and sharpness, albeit is slightly softer than Blue 1.

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.

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Nigara Hamono

Nigara Hamono are truly some of the most experienced knifemakers in Japan. Now on their 8th generation of blacksmiths, they are masters at stainless damascus forging and heat treatment. The Anmon Damascus we have available have a matte finish and are polished underneath, resulting in a brilliant visual contrast.

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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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