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Hashimoto shirogami#1 honyaki gyuto 240mm

Hashimoto shirogami#1 honyaki gyuto 240mm

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The Hashimoto shirogami#1 honyaki gyuto 240mm is a handcrafted Japanese chef's knife forged by damascus artist Shoichi Hashimoto. This honyaki gyuto features a distinctive random hamon unlike typical symmetrical waves seen on honyaki knives, with the irregular organic pattern meandering along the blade.

This honyaki notably exhibits a mesmerizing jihada - the visible grain pattern that results from the steel being repeatedly folded over itself and drawn out during the laborious forging process.

The blade is sharpened by Naohito Myojin adding to the collaborative craftsmanship involved in creating this exquisite piece. This synergy between Hashimoto's forging and Myojin's sharpening ensures the knife is not only a work of art but also a highly functional tool.

This gyuto is perfect for collectors and enthusiasts who appreciate exotic blades crafted by top artisans. Its combination of unique aesthetics and top-tier craftsmanship makes it a prized addition to any collection.


Blacksmith: Shoichi Hashimoto
Sharpener: Naohito Myojin
Producing Area: Hiroshima, Japan
Knife type: honyaki gyuto
Steel: shirogami#1/ white#1

Overall length: 396mm
Blade length (heel to tip): 238mm
Blade height at the heel: 52.9mm
Spine thickness at the handle: 3.8mm
Spine thickness at the heel: 3.5mm
Spine thickness midway: 2.3mm
Spine thickness 1cm from the tip: 1.2mm
Weight: 272g
Edge/bevel: 50:50
Handle: octagonal ebony with nickel spacers
Hand orientation: ambidextrous
Saya/ sheath: Not included


Note:
a. For the care and maintenance of Japanese knives, such as this Hashimoto shirogami#1 honyaki gyuto knife, please refer to our care guide below.
b. Please be aware that slight measurement variations are typical in handcrafted Japanese kitchen knives.
c. Similarly, it's common for these handcrafted knives to have minor cosmetic variations, such as light surface marks or fine scuffs.

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Care Guide

  • Use a whetstone to maintain sharpness. Avoid electric sharpeners and pull-through sharpeners, as they are not suitable for Japanese kitchen knives. Honing rods, typically used for western-style knives, may potentially damage the edge.
  • Choose a wooden or rubber cutting board instead of bamboo or poly boards to preserve the knife's edge.
  • Keep the knife clean and dry, especially if it is made of carbon steel. Carbon knives are prone to rusting.
  • Avoid using the knife to cut through bones or frozen foods. It's best to use a separate knife specifically designed for these tasks.
  • When cutting, use a smooth and fluid motion, avoid twisting or torquing the blade. This technique helps maintain control and minimizes the risk of damage.
  • Never put Japanese kitchen knives in the dishwasher. Instead, hand wash them with mild soap, ensuring thorough cleaning, and then dry them completely before storing.

Shipping, Tax, Tracking

1. How long does shipping take?
We ship from Tokyo, Japan to different countries via DHL or EMS. Please find the estimated shipping times below:

US, Canada, Australia, Europe: 3-5 days
Middle East: 5-10 days
Asia: 2-5 days

For the Philippines:
Manila and nearby cities: 2-5 days
rest of Luzon: 5-7 days
Visayas/Mindanao: 10-12 days

Please note that actual delivery times may vary due to factors beyond our control.

2. Are taxes included in the price?
Please note that taxes are not included in the prices listed on our website. If you would like your order to be sent as a "gift" or if you have other requests, please let us know.

(Note: For customers in the Philippines, there are no import taxes regardless of the order value. You will only pay 112 PHP for the Presentation to Customs Charge (PTCC) fee.)

3. How can I track my order?
Once shipped, we'll send a tracking link via email.

4. Is it door-to-door delivery?
Yes, DHL and EMS provide convenient door-to-door delivery.

Return Policy

  • You can return products within 14 days of receiving them.
  • To be eligible for return, the product must be unused, in the same condition as when you received it, and in the original packaging.
  • You must provide a proof of purchase to complete your return.
  • Buyers are responsible for the cost of returning products.
  • Contact us at info@zahocho.com to arrange a return.

Please note:

  • Knives damaged due to misuse, improper care, poor technique, mistakes in use or sharpening, or any other type of damage resulting from user error are not eligible for return, exchange, or refund.

Refunds

  • We will notify you by email once we receive and inspect your returned item.
  • If approved, a credit will be applied to your original method of payment within a certain amount of days.
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