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Sakai Kikumori Molybdenum gyuto 210mm

Sakai Kikumori Molybdenum gyuto 210mm

Regular price ¥17,800 JPY
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The Sakai Kikumori Molybdenum Gyuto is a Japanese chef's knife made in Sakai, a city renowned for its rich history of bladesmithing. With a blade length of 210mm, this gyuto is a versatile choice for both professional and home cooks, suitable for a wide range of cutting tasks. Its thin geometry and convex grind (hamaguriba) allow for effortless cutting, making it a pleasure to use in the kitchen. Made from "molybdenum vanadium" (AUS8) steel, the Sakai Kikumori gyuto offers a perfect balance of performance, durability, and ease of maintenance.

❖ Sakai Kikumori is a brand by Kawamura Hamono, a company based in Sakai, Japan, established in February 1926. In April 2011, Kawamura Hamono received the prestigious "Sakai Wazashu" brand certification from the Sakai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, which recognizes and promotes exceptional companies in Sakai.


Brand: Sakai Kikumori
Producing Area: Sakai, Japan
Knife type: gyuto
Finish: migaki
Steel: Molybdenum Vanadium (AUS8)
Steel type: stainless

Overall length: 360mm
Blade length (heel to tip): 211mm
Blade height at the heel: 46.7mm
Spine thickness at the handle: 2.1mm
Spine thickness at the heel: 2.0mm
Spine thickness midway: 1.8mm
Spine thickness 1cm from the tip: 0.9mm
Weight: 125g
Handle: octagonal rosewood
Hand orientation: ambidextrous
Saya/ sheath: Not included


Note:
a. For the care and maintenance of Japanese knives, such as this Sakai Kikumori Molybdenum 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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