Harukaze Gyuto Cherry 210mm (8.3")
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The Harukaze Gyuto Cherry 210mm (8.3") is a hand-forged knife with hammer dents and a beautiful cherry wood handle. The shape of the blade will suit anyone looking for a versatile knife for vegetables, fish, and meat. It will excel at chopping vegetables and slicing larger cuts of meat, whilst the narrow tip enables very precise work. Due to the choice of steel, the blade is also very easy to sharpen.
The centerpiece of this knife is Hitachi's Super Blue Steel (Aogami Super), which is the very top quality of traditional Japanese steels. Hammer dents on the upper part of the blade give it a unique and rustic appearance.
This knife was heat-treated to around 63 HRC. It is a very hard steel, meaning that it will retain a super-fine sharpness for a long time. In addition, due to the high carbon content (1.4-1.5%), the knife is very easy to sharpen. Among the high carbon steels, Aogami Super is also the least sensitive to rust. It also contains 0.4% vanadium as an admixture for micronized metal grains, which gives the steel more toughness. Aogami Super is rated as the most advanced carbon steel. The outer layers are of softer, stainless steel, giving the knife extra rust protection.
The knife bears visible impressions of the hand-forging process (round hammer dents on the blade), which gives it a beautiful finish and also prevents food from sticking to the blade.
The handle (traditional Japanese Wa) is oval and smooth, with no discernible transition between the cherry and red pakka wood. It’s suitable for both left- and right-handed users.
In Japanese, the word Harukaze means "a windy spring". This smithy is famous for the best quality traditional steel used for the core of the blade, coupled with stainless outer layers and elegant wooden handles.
|Steel type:||Aogami Super|
|Hardness (HRC scale):||63|
|Overall length:||352mm (13.9")|
|Spine thickness:||2mm (0.1")|
|Weight:||145g (5.1 oz)|
|Handle length:||127mm (5.0")|
|Handle type / wood:||
Japanese / Cherry, Pakka wood
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.
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