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Yukihiro Sakai Hinokuni White #1 240mm Gyuto

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Yukihiro Sakai is a young blacksmith who was trained under Nishida-san of Nishida Knives. With his knowledge of working on one of the purest forms of fine grain high-carbon steels (White steel #1), he has applied this to his own handmade crafted knives.

Very few blacksmiths create their own crafting materials, Yukihiro-san does. He puts in laborious work in doing so because he believes it makes a difference in the end product. He understands the importance of proper technique to limit carbon migration from the core steel to the iron cladding. These are the same reasons Takeda and Moritaka Hamono are famous, for understanding and applying this concept.

As such, Yukihiro Sakai uses White (Shirogami) Steel #1 for his kitchen knives. White #1 might be highly reactive, but it is unmatched for its sharpness.

These knives are hefty and forward heavy and most definitely a workhorse grind.

Ah we have finally arrived at the conundrum with no end, the 240mm gyuto. Those who love a 240mm gyuto will without fail and without any subtlety express their obsession with this particular length of gyuto. With 30mm extra than the typical 210mm gyuto, a 240mm gyuto is a great knife for those with bigger hands, larger kitchens, bigger tasks, larger... you get the point! A gyuto is already a versatile knife style, at 240mm, you gain even more versatility. And don't you dare tell someone who loves 240mm gyutos that it's too large to slice garlic, because they'll prove you wrong. 

  • Maker: Hinokuni
  • Construction: San Mai, Hammer Forged
  • Edge Steel: Shirogami #1
  • Cladding: Iron
  • Finish: Kurouchi
  • Edge Grind: Even, Double Bevel
  • Handle: Cherry Oval
  • Ferrule: Black Plastic
  • Edge Length: 243mm
  • Blade Height: 49mm
  • Weight: 6.9oz / 196g