Ajikataya White #2 Stainless Clad Wa-Gyuto

$8,500

Description

Handle: rounded Magnolia handle with buffalo horn ferrule

Japanese traditional blade master and poetic steel artisan, Master Tsukasa Hinoura, followed in the footsteps of his father, Master Yujiro, dedicating his life to the path of forging.

Not only did he inherit ancestral secret techniques, but he also delved continuously into various technical skills. Master Tsukasa Hinoura has consistently employed traditional handcrafting methods, infusing passion into the creation of authentic hand-sharpened and hand-forged blades.

He emphasizes the forging, heat treatment, and quenching are the secrets to creating high-quality pieces. Committed to a path of producing top-notch craftsmanship, he never compromises quality for the sake of low-cost mass production.

The blades crafted by him are manually sharpened and honed with natural whetstones. He believes that natural whetstones are the best choice to showcase the sharpness of carbon steel.

In addition to continuing the legacy of the "Ajikataya" brand for four generations, he has also established a brand under his own namesake.

This particular blade utilizes Shirogami #2 steel as the core steel, sandwiched between stainless steel on both sides. This design addresses the issue of Shirogami #2 steel being prone to rust, combining the sharpness of high-carbon steel with the rust-resistant capability of stainless steel—an excellent fusion of Japanese and Western steel materials.

How to Maintain Triple-layer Cladded Steel Knives

In this context, special triple-layer cladded steel knives refer to knives with a core steel that is high carbon and prone to rust, while the outer layers are made of stainless steel.

After use, simply wipe the knives dry; do not use a dishwasher to clean them. If you plan not to use the knives for an extended period, it's advisable to to apply a thin layer of protective oil.

The rust-prone area in such knives is typically limited to the cutting edge, so there's no need to worry or make a special effort to remove rust. During sharpening, the blackened or rusted portions of the edge will naturally be removed. It's recommended to combine rust removal with sharpening for a two-in-one solution.

Please use the knives for their intended purpose. Different knives are designed for slicing, chopping, or handling frozen foods. Do not use them for purposes beyond their intended use to avoid damaging the knives.

SKU: AJGT21003