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Yoshihiro tsuchime kurouchi AS (aogami super) 165mm santoku (with saya)
Yoshihiro tsuchime kurouchi AS (aogami super) 165mm santoku (with saya)
Yoshihiro tsuchime kurouchi AS (aogami super) 165mm santoku (with saya)
Yoshihiro tsuchime kurouchi AS (aogami super) 165mm santoku (with saya)
Yoshihiro tsuchime kurouchi AS (aogami super) 165mm santoku (with saya)
Yoshihiro tsuchime kurouchi AS (aogami super) 165mm santoku (with saya)
Yoshihiro tsuchime kurouchi AS (aogami super) 165mm santoku (with saya)

Yoshihiro tsuchime kurouchi AS (aogami super) 165mm santoku (with saya)

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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: santoku 
Finish: tsuchime kurouchi
(with magnolia saya and ebony pin)


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

Total length: 307mm
Blade length: 167mm
Blade height at heel: 46.5mm
Spine thickness at handle: 1.9mm
Spine thickness at heel: 1.8mm
Spine thickness at middle: 1.7mm
Spine thickness 1cm from the tip: 1.5mm
Weight: 128g

Edge/bevel: 50:50
Handle: octagonal walnut (custom)
Hand orientation: ambidextrous


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