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Yoshihiro migaki AS (Aogami Super) 135mm petty knife (with saya)

Yoshihiro migaki AS (Aogami Super) 135mm petty knife (with saya)

Regular price ¥13,600 JPY
Regular price Sale price ¥13,600 JPY
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Yoshihiro is a brand by Yamawaki Cutlery Mfg. Co. Ltd.---one of the biggest knifemakers in Sakai, Japan. The cutlery ("hamono") was established in 1945 and has been providing high-quality knives for home and professional use.

Some of the well-known blacksmiths working with them are Genkai Masakuni, Kenji Togashi, and Yoshikazu Ikeda.

Yamawaki hamono is a certified "Sakai Wazashu". It is a certification by the Sakai Chamber of Commerce and Industry granted to excellent Sakai companies that preserve traditional techniques. There are only four hamono in Sakai with this certification.

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Brand/ maker: Yoshihiro
Location: Sakai, Japan
Knife type: petty knife
(with magnolia saya and ebony pin)


Construction type: sanmai | stainless clad
Steel category: carbon steel
Steel type: Hitachi Aogami Super (AS)

Total length: 276mm
Blade length: 139mm
Blade height at heel: 27.8mm
Spine thickness at handle: 2.0mm
Spine thickness at heel: 1.9mm
Spine thickness at middle: 1.7mm
Spine thickness 1cm from the tip: 0.6mm
Weight: 74g (96g if with saya)

Edge/bevel: 50:50
Handle: octagonal magnolia with buffalo horn ferrule
Hand orientation: ambidextrous

NOTE: Migaki finish can be easily scratched. Once you put the magnolia saya on, expect that blade face will have a few scratches. The same is true for Sukenari migaki series that we also offer. 

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Exclusive of shipping fee.
We ship worldwide. We use EMS.

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Order Policy

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

Once your return is received and inspected, we will send you an email to notify you that we have received your returned item. We will also notify you of the approval or rejection of your refund.
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

LATE OR MISSING REFUNDS

If you haven’t received a refund yet, first check your bank account again. Then contact your credit card company, it may take some time before your refund is officially posted. Next contact your bank. There is often some processing time before a refund is posted. If you’ve done all of this and you still have not received your refund yet, please contact us at info@zahocho.com.

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.

Shipping

 We ship from Tokyo to over 150 countries worldwide.

FREE SHIPPING for orders over 20,000JPY or approx. 140USD. For orders under 140USD, please refer to the rates below.

• International shipping

For USA, Canada, Europe, and Australia, we ship via DHL.
For Asia and Middle East, we use JapanPost EMS.

Upon order confirmation, we will ship out in 1-2 days.

Note: Regarding shipping to the UK, we, just like other retailers, are still unable to do so because of the new UK law (age verification for online knife purchases; passed in June 2022); DHL and JapanPost still do not have a system for age verification.

• Delivery time

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

Note: The number provided only represents the average time required for normal delivery and does not guarantee the exact number of days required for delivery. The number of days may change depending on the transport, customs, and handling conditions in the destination area.

For Philippines:
Manila and nearby cities: 2-5 days
Visayas/Mindanao: 10-15 days

• Tracking your Order

After your order has been shipped, we will send a confirmation email with a link to track the shipment.
 

• Customs and Import Duties for International Orders

The item price and shipping charges do not include import duties, taxes, or charges. These fees are the responsibility of the buyer. For PH, there are no taxes regardless of value.

• Rates

For your reference, one knife is approximately 300g. A whetstone is around 1kg.

 US, Canada and Australia: DHL

shipping rates for dhl

Asia: EMS

shipping rates ems

Middle East: EMS

shipping rates middle east

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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Yoshihiro migaki AS (Aogami Super) 135mm petty knife (with saya)

¥13,600