Honjyouji II "藤" Kuro-uchi Kissaki Style Gyuto



Handle: Authentic Japanese-made Octagonal Shitan Handle

This product comes with a Magnolia wood Saya.

Master blacksmith Honjyouji II was the prized apprentice of the first-generation Honjyouji. Born and raised in Sanjo, a renowned area for traditional hand-forged blades, Honjyouji II grew up surrounded by the art of forging and steel, forming an inseparable bond with iron craftsmanship.

In Showa 59 (1984), he apprenticed under the first-generation master Honjyouji, inheriting the secret techniques of forging. In recent years, he has even taken over the production of the master's late works.

In Heisei 28 (2016), Honjyouji II introduced the "藤" series of Kuro-Uchi Gyuto. This Kissaki Style Gyuto is forged using the traditional three layering technique, with the extremely sharp Blue #2 core steel, sandwiched by softer steel.

The beauty of the Kuro-Uchi "藤" series captivates those who behold it, making it a cherished and irresistible piece to collect.

Product Specification

  • Overall length (from handle to tip): around 320mm
  • Blade thickness at the thickest point: around 3mm
  • Weight: around 160g

Please note that since the knife is handmade, the actual dimensions may vary. The above measurements are for reference only.

How to Maintain High Carbon Steel Knives

After use, simply wipe the knives dry. Please do not use a dishwasher to clean the knives. If you plan not to use the knives for an extended period, be sure to apply a thin layer of protective oil.

In the case of rust on the blade, you can use a rust eraser or a special 3M scrubber (only suitable for matte-finish knives). If there is minor rust on the mirror-finished parts, use rust removal paste and make sure to thoroughly remove any remaining residue with a Cleaning Naphtha to eliminate all chemical remnants from the blade.

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.

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SKU: H2GT18001