Custom Kuro-uchi Ajikiri 100mm (3.9")
Custom Kuro-uchi Ajikiri 100mm (3.9")
Custom Kuro-uchi Ajikiri 100mm (3.9")
Custom Kuro-uchi Ajikiri 100mm (3.9")
Custom Kuro-uchi Ajikiri 100mm (3.9")
Custom Kuro-uchi Ajikiri 100mm (3.9")
Custom Kuro-uchi Ajikiri 100mm (3.9")
Custom Kuro-uchi Ajikiri 100mm (3.9")
Custom Kuro-uchi Ajikiri 100mm (3.9")
Custom Kuro-uchi Ajikiri 100mm (3.9")
Custom Kuro-uchi Ajikiri 100mm (3.9")
Custom Kuro-uchi Ajikiri 100mm (3.9")
Custom Kuro-uchi Ajikiri 100mm (3.9")
Custom Kuro-uchi Ajikiri 100mm (3.9")
Custom Kuro-uchi Ajikiri 100mm (3.9")
Custom Kuro-uchi Ajikiri 100mm (3.9")
Custom Kuro-uchi Ajikiri 100mm (3.9")
Custom Kuro-uchi Ajikiri 100mm (3.9")

Yoshida Hamono

Custom Kuro-uchi Ajikiri 100mm (3.9")

110,00€

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We have combined Yoshida Hamono Kuro-uchi Ajikiri 100mm (3.9") blade with our SharpEdge stabwood handles.

Kuro-uchi Ajikiri is a small kitchen knife, suitable for all sorts of cutting tasks. In Japan it is mostly used for cutting smaller fish. Kuro-uchi series knives are traditional Japanese rustic knives. Its price is very affordable for the quality of a hand-forged knife. It is suitable for the first purchase of a traditional Japanese knife. The blade is forged in SUJ-2 steel, which offers incredible capacities, hardness is 63-64 HRC, and at the same time, the knife is very easy to resharpen. The blade needs some extra care. After the use, rinse it well and dry it. The name of kuro-uchi refers to the final look of the blade, which is unprocessed on the top and has already developed a dark patina, which protects the blade.

We paired this blade with our custom maple burl handles in four different colors:

TOKYO NIGHT: Traditional Japanese handle with a modern twist in a dark color named Tokyo Night. The color of these handles varies from light to dark grey, with soft or deep hues of red and swirls of cream. If you like a particular hue, please contact us before placing an order.   
OKINAWA REEF:
Traditional Japanese handle with a modern twist in a soothing, emerald green color named Okinawa Reef. It feels like immersing your hand in shimmering coastal waters during summer.
→ KYOTO SUNSET: Traditional Japanese handle with a modern twist in an orange color named Kyoto Sunset. It feels like holding something smooth and warm in your hand – a glow in the sky at sunset or a burst of bright autumn color.
→ TOTTORI SAND: Traditional Japanese handle with a modern twist in a sandy brown color named Tottori Sand. Inspired by the infinitely swirly Tottori sand dunes found in the western part of Japan.

We chose a universal, octagonal shape that comfortably fits the hands of both right- and left-hand users. It offers a firm grip for easy and comfortable use.

Handles are made of natural maple wood, which undergoes a special procedure of stabilization with resin. This ensures a long service life of the handle. During this process of stabilization, a color pigment is added which penetrates the wood in different ways, creating unique patterns. This makes every handle one-of-a-kind.

Color and patterns of handles may vary from what is seen in the pictures. If you like a particular color hue, please contact us before placing an order.

Suitable for first-time buyers of a Japanese kitchen knife. It can also serve as a wonderful gift!

Specifications:

Blade shape: Petty / Ajikiri
Steel type: SUJ-2
Hardness (HRC scale): 63-64
Overall length: 230mm (9.1")
Blade length:
100mm (3.9")
Blade height:
35mm (1.4")
Spine thickness: 2.3mm (0.09")
Weight: 70g (2.5 oz)
Blacksmith: Yoshida Hamono


Use & Care:

  • Handwash in warm water and towel dry
  • Use a sharpening stone (not a honing steel!) to sharpen your knife
  • Do not cut frozen foods and meat bones
  • Do not put the knife in a dishwasher
  • Read our comprehensive guide on proper Maintenance of Kitchen Knives.

Still doubting which type of Japanese knife should best fit your needs? We created a quick, 5-steps quiz to help you find the perfect knife based on your cooking skills and the type of food you prepare.

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