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Hatsukokoro Kumokage kurouchi damascus aogami#2 honesuki 150mm

Hatsukokoro Kumokage kurouchi damascus aogami#2 honesuki 150mm

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Forged by Muneishi Hamono, the Kumokage series is a noteworthy line by Hatsukokoro, standing out as one of the few Tosa-made knives boasting consistent, thin grinds---they are thin behind the edge with some nice edge flex. Crafted from blue #2 steel and with a kurouchi damascus finish, these knives blend rustic aesthetics with superb performance. The handle is made of wenge wood which is an exotic dark brown wood known for its distinctive natural patterns, characterized by alternating dark and light streaks. Wenge is highly durable, making it an excellent choice for the handle material. The Kumokage line of knives offers exceptional cutting ability at a reasonable price, making it a great value.

The honesuki is a Japanese-style boning knife, optimized for precise cuts and deboning poultry. It has a sturdy, triangular blade for fine control and efficient boning tasks, making it a staple tool for any kitchen.

(Note: The dark grey color on the core steel is due to the etching done by the maker.)

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Brand: Hatsukokoro
Series: Kumokage
Blacksmith: Muneishi Hamono
Origin: Tosa, Japan

Core steel: aogami#2 /blue#2
Steel type: carbon
Cladding: iron clad | kurouchi damascus

Overall length: 310mm
Blade length (heel to tip): 154mm
Blade height at heel: 37.5mm
Spine thickness:
at handle: 4.4mm

at heel: 4.2mm
midway: 2.8mm
1cm from the tip: 1.3mm
Weight: 127g

Edge/bevel: 50:50
Handle: octagonal wenge* with horn ferrule
Hand orientation: ambidextrous
Saya/ sheath: Not included

*Please note that the 'voids' on the wenge handle are natural characteristics of the wood and are not considered defects.

Reminder: To maintain your Japanese knives, like this Hatsukokoro kurouchi damascus aogami#2 honesuki knife, in their best condition, regular care is necessary. Consult our care guide for more details.

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Exclusive of shipping fee.
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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
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  • To be eligible for return, the product must be unused, in the same condition as when you received it, and in the original packaging.
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  • 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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