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Yoshihiro migaki AS (Aogami Super) 240mm gyuto

Yoshihiro migaki AS (Aogami Super) 240mm gyuto

Regular price ¥23,400
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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: gyuto
(with magnolia saya and ebony pin)


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

Total length: 396mm
Blade length: 244mm
Blade height at heel: 48mm
Spine thickness at handle: 2.1mm
Spine thickness at heel: 1.9mm
Spine thickness at middle: 1.8mm
Spine thickness 1cm from the tip: 0.7mm
Weight: 172g

Edge/bevel: 50:50
Handle: octagonal magnolia
Ferrule: buffalo horn 
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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We ship worldwide. We use EMS.

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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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EXCHANGES (if applicable)

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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.
• Avoid bones, frozen food, and ingredients with hard seeds.
• 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. Honing rods are not recommended as using these will cause damage to the edge. Only use a honing rod on western knives; never use them on Japanese knives.

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