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Shingen nashiji aogami #2 210mm gyuto (custom handle)

Shingen nashiji aogami #2 210mm gyuto (custom handle)

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Shingen (信玄), another ZKT original, is our new brand in partnership with Tadafusa.

Tadafusa, founded in 1948, is a small Sanjo-based knife maker that has won various awards such as the Good-Design Award and Good Design Award of Small and Medium Enterprise. They never stop making great efforts to create knives based on the changing needs of users.

What we love about their knives is that they're of high quality and are well-priced. When choosing knives, we usually consider craftsmanship, aesthetics, performance, and value. Tadafusa knives have all of these qualities. This is one of the reasons why we chose them for our new brand, Shingen (信玄).

Whether you're a home cook, a kitchen knife enthusiast, or a professional chef, you will surely love these knives. The Hitachi aogami#2 core steel is one of the best for kitchen knives. It has great edge retention and has better corrosion resistance compared to a shirogami steel (but will still rust if left wet). The stainless cladding makes maintenance easier.

You get the best of both worlds: ease of maintenance and the sharpness of a carbon steel thanks to its aogami#2 core. We also requested a special handle for this. It's an urushi lacquer burned oak wood. This wood has a nice grain and not overly decorative which we really like. As a knife handle, it is incredibly tough and durable. Pure urushi was used resulting in that transparent film protecting the handle.

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Brand: Shingen 信玄 (a ZKT original brand)
Maker: Tadafusa
Location: Sanjo, Japan
Knife type: gyuto
Finish: nashiji

Construction type: sanmai | stainless clad
Steel category: carbon
Steel type: aogami #2 (blue #2)

Total length: 363mm
Blade length: 211mm
Blade height at heel: 47.2mm
Spine thickness at handle: 4.4mm
Spine thickness at heel: 3.1mm
Spine thickness at middle: 2.0mm
Spine thickness 1cm from the tip: 1.0mm
Weight: 173g

Edge/bevel: 50:50
Handle: urushi lacquer burned oak | octagonal
Hand orientation: ambidextrous

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We ship worldwide via EMS or DHL (for US, Canada, Australia)

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Shipping & Returns

SHIPPING

We ship internationally via EMS Japan Post. For EMS-suspended countries like the US, Canada, or Australia we can ship via DHL. Please contact us to get a quotation (starts from 25USD). Zahocho Knives Tokyo does not assume any responsibility for the delays during international delivery.

CUSTOMS

Import duties and other charges are the buyer's responsibility. Please note that some countries may require parcels to be opened for customs inspection. We cannot be held responsible for any actions taken by customs officials.

RETURNS

Returns can only be made within 14 days upon receiving the product. Buyer shoulders the return of products. Product must be unused and in the same condition when you received it and it must also be in the original packaging. To complete your return, we require a receipt or proof of purchase.

Please email us at info@zahocho.com to arrange a return.

Please note that knives damaged by 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.

REFUND

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If you are approved, then your refund will be processed, and a credit will automatically be applied to your credit card or original method of payment, within a certain amount of days

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EXCHANGES (if applicable)

We only replace items if they are defective or damaged upon arrival (not due to misuse). If you need to exchange it for the same item, send us an email at info@zahocho.com.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY

Zahocho Knives Tokyo makes no representations or warranties of any kind, either expressed or implied, including, without limitation, warranties or conditions of title, or implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement. Zahocho Knives Tokyo is not responsible for printing or typographical errors. Pricing and availability are subject to change without notice.

Care Instructions

Japanese kitchen knives requires some attention. It's crucial to pay attention to the following points.

Correct use
• Always use the appropriate knife for the task.
• Refrain from moving the knife in a lateral direction while cutting. Use the thrust-cutting technique. 
• Avoid bones and frozen food.
• Always use a wooden or rubbing cutting board. Avoid hard plastic, glass, or marble. 

Washing-up
• Wash and dry the blade as soon as you're done with it especially carbon steel knives.
• Always wash your Japanese kitchen knife by hand. Never use a dishwasher.

Knife maintenance
 Use sharpening whetstones to sharpen or touch up your Japanese knife. In general, honing rods are not recommended as using these will cause damage to the edge. Honing rods are for western knives. Electric sharpeners and pull through sharpeners should never be used on Japanese kitchen knives. 

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