Goko Hamono Shimosanokuni Kogetsu White steel 1 Hon-yaki Gyuto knife 210 mm (8.3") Rosewood handle
This all-hand-forged Shimosanokuni Kogetsu Hon-yaki Gyuto knife was made by Goko Hamono (Yoshito Yamakawa) from Kashiwa City in Chiba Prefecture. Shimosanokuni Kogetsu series is the highest grade series among all Goko Hamono's knives. 210mm long blade made from HITACHI White Steel 1(Shirogami#1), heat-treated (Honyaki) up to 62-63 HRC. Round shape handle made from natural Rosewood.
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This hand-forged Shimosanokuni Kogetsu Hon-yaki Gyuto knife was made by Goko Hamono (Yoshito Yamakawa) from Kashiwa City in Chiba Prefecture. Shimosanokuni (下総国) means the Shimosa Province, the old name for the province of Japan in modern Ibaraki and Chiba Prefectures (Homeland of Goko Hamono). Shimosanokuni Kogetsu series is the highest grade series among all Goko Hamono's knives. 210mm long blade made from HITACHI White Steel 1(Shirogami#1), heat-treated (Honyaki) up to 62-63 HRC. Round shape handles made from natural Rosewood. Visually, for the unsophisticated audience, Goko Hamono's semi-polished blade finish looks not absolute perfection. But be sure, this is a 100% perfect cutting machine. (Blade finish looks like it has already been highly professionally resharpened by hands, on Waterstone) The owner and head of Goko Hamono, Mr.Yamakawa, used to say: The difference between creating just good-looking art objects and making great knives are enormous. I have no intention of making knives, just beautiful. First of all, I make knives for practical use and perfect cutting. It is not about the looks. I pour my soul into the knives I make ". This phrase became a concept of Goko Hamono made knives. All Goko Hamono Shimosanokuni Kogetsu knives have a Dentou (伝統) mark on the handle, a symbol of traditional Japanese crafts, designated by the Minister of Economic, Trade, and Industry of Japan. All products with this mark have been inspected and are delivered with pride and responsibility for quality. Goko Hamono Shimosanokuni Kogetsu Hon-yaki Gyuto knife is perfect for home "Everyday" cooking and is highly recommended for professionals. The perfect blade shape, balance, and Hitachi White Steel 1 carbon steel will guarantee excellent cutting ability and sharpness but low rust resistance. To prevent corrosion, please wipe the blade to dry after every use. Knife packed in premium Japanese authentic gift box with traditional patterns.
|Knife Style||Japanese Traditional|
|Blade Bevel Grind||Double-edged|
|Total Knife Lenth (mm/inch)||350/13.779535|
|Blade Lenth (mm/inch)||210/8.267721|
|Blade Height at Base/Heel (mm/inch)||47/1.8503947|
|Blade Thickness above heel (mm/inch)||1.8/0.07086618|
|Blade Thickness above tip (mm/inch)||1/0.0393701|
|Blade Steel / Core steel||White steel 1|
|Blade Core Hardness||62-63HRC|
|Blade Construction / Structure||Monosteel|
|Blade Cladding Steel||White steel 1|
|Knife Handle Material||Rosewood|
|Total Knife Weight (g/Oz)||140/4.93836|
|Place of Origin||Chiba Japan|
After use, wash it with a soft sponge, wipe the knife dry and store safely. Avoid cutting the bones, frozen foods, hard fruit pits.
Recommended cutting surface: wood, rubberized boards, and high-end composites, as well as quality plastics such as polyethylene, make acceptable cutting surfaces and will help protect and extend the life of the knife's edge. AVOID using glass, metal, countertops, and other rigid, unyielding surfaces.