Hokiyama Gyuto AUS-10 Damascus 240mm (9.5") - BLADE

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Hokiyama Gyuto AUS-10 Damascus 240mm (9.5") - BLADE

190,00€

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BLADE (without a handle)

Hokiyama Gyuto AUS-10 Damascus in 240mm (9.5") blade length is the Japanese version of the classic Western Chef’s knife. Its longer blade makes it suitable for preparing larger pieces of meat and fish, as well as vegetables.

This knife was exclusively made for us by Hokiyama, according to our specifications. It ticks all the boxes of a traditional Japanese knife. Damascus pattern, hammered imprints, low maintenance AUS-10 stainless steel and highly reflective, mirror polished blade. A true beauty!

BLADE SHAPE:
Gyuto is the most versatile and useful blade shape in the modern kitchen. It has a wide profile for easy food transfer and tends to be fairly flat towards the heel, enabling easy and fast chopping on the cutting board. A pointed tip allows piercing and precise, delicate work. A slight curve between the tip and the midsection makes the belly great for rocking the blade back and forth when cutting. It can be used for cutting meat, fish and vegetables.

HANDLE:
This knife is without a handle, so you can fit your own. Browse our selection of handles and create your own, custom-looking knife! If you would like that we fit the selected handle to the blade for you, select Handle fitting service when adding the blade to the cart.

STEEL:
The heart of this knife is made of Aichi's AUS-10 stainless steel, which was hardened to around 62 HRC. Due to its high content of Chromium (Cr), AUS-10 steel will resist corrosion very well.

LAMINATION:
The core layer consisting of the harder AUS-10 steel was sandwiched between two layers of softer, more corrosion resistant steel. This technique is called san-mai and is used to protect the hard (but delicate) core from outside factors, such as rusting and physical impacts, which could lead to breakage.

GEOMETRY:
It has a double bevel (symmetrical) blade.

BLADE FINISH:
The knife features a beautiful combination of tsuchime and damascus pattern. The upper part of the blade features a hand chiseled kanji and hammer dents (or tsuchime), which then transform into an intricate damascus pattern that flows down to the cutting edge. 

BLACKSMITH:
Hokiyama Hamono is a leading smithy in Kochi Prefecture in Japan. They have recently celebrated their 100-year anniversary, founded in 1919. Hokiyama Hamono is known for their quality as they follow the tradition of hand-made blades that has been around for over 800 years. They retain the handiwork and traditional craftsmanship that is passed down from generation to generation while striving for the ever-new knowledge and innovation. Despite the fact that they make knives according to the traditional methods, they follow the modern technological guidelines in the field of metallurgy, material processing and innovations in production processes. Hokiyama, in their own words, is a fusion of tradition (土佐 一), innovation (無限) and practicality (左近).

Each knife in the workshop goes through about 50 different processes that are performed and controlled by experienced craftsmen. Among the various steps required to make a Hokiyama knife is a special process called Rolling-Forging. It enables the efficient and uniform production of knives while maintaining the properties and qualities of Japanese steel.

    Blade shape: Gyuto

    Steel type: AUS-10

    Blade construction: San-mai / Tsuchime, damascus

    Hardness (HRC scale): 62

    Overall length: 240mm (9.5")

    Blade length: 330mm (13")

    Blade height: 50mm (2")

    Spine thickness: 2mm (0.08")

    Weight: 120g (4.2 oz)

    Recommended handle size: L

    Tang length:

    Kanji on the blade:

    Blacksmith: Hokiyama

    Location of the smithy: TOSA / Kōchi Prefecture / Japan

    ☝️ Japanese kitchen knives in our store are handmade from natural materials. Slight variations in color, texture, weight and other dimensions are possible. We try to give a good photographic representation of our products, however computer screen resolution and colors do vary, so products might not look exactly as they are seen on screen.

    Blade wear depends on the quality of steel, usage and maintenance of the blade. Japanese knives are made of high-quality steels. Follow these tips to keep your Japanese knife in top-notch shape:

    ✔ Use a wooden, plastic or rubber cutting board.
    ✔ After use, wash the knives and wipe them dry.
    ✔ Use a magnetic rack, knife blocks, or use protective knife sheath (saya).
    ✔ A good cutting technique is your best bet to prolong sharpness.
    ✔ Use sharpening stones to sharpen the knife.

    ❗️Don’t leave the knife in the sink. Wash it by hand.
    ❗️Don’t wash the knife in the dishwasher.
    ❗️Don’t use the knife on glass, ceramics, marble or steel surfaces.
    ❗️Don’t scrape the food off the cutting board with the edge of the blade. Use the spine of the knife instead.
    ❗️Knife is a tool intended for specific use - cutting food. It is not a can opener, screwdriver, trowel, wire cutter, hammer etc.

    → For more details, read our guide
    on
    Maintenance of Kitchen Knives.

    🤙 Contact us if you need some help. We reply within 1 business day.

    SHIPPING RATES:
    - €10
    - flat worldwide rate with DHL Express (express delivery, 2-5 business days).
    - FREE - all orders over €300 (DHL Express).

    EXCEPTIONS:
    - United Kingdom
    - shipping to UK costs €15. All orders are shipped with UPS Express (2-3 business days). Free shipping on orders over €300.
    - Russia (currently not available) - shipping to Russia costs €40. All orders are shipped with EMS postal service.

    DUTIES AND IMPORT TAXES:
    We ship all orders DDP (duties & taxes paid). This means you will not be charged for any import fees and taxes (including VAT). All our prices are final. The price you see at checkout is the final price, no hidden costs.

    DELIVERY TIME:
    - Europe:
    1-2 business days
    - US & Canada: 2-4 business days
    - Rest of the World: 3-5 business days

    RETURNS:
    Our return policy lasts 30 days. If more than 30 days have gone by since the day you received your order, unfortunately we can’t offer you a refund or exchange.

    → Read our SHIPPING & RETURNS policy for more info. We strive to solve any issues fast and with as little hassle for you. If you have some additional questions, please contact us.

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    This blade can be paired with our traditional custom-made maple burl handles

    select your favorite

    → TOKYO NIGHT: The color of these handles varies from light to dark grey, with soft or deep hues of red and swirls of cream.

    → OKINAWA REEF: A soothing, emerald green color named Okinawa Reef. It feels like immersing your hand in shimmering coastal waters during summer.

    → 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: A sandy brown color named Tottori Sand. Inspired by the infinitely swirly Tottori sand dunes found in the western part of Japan.

    → NIKKO MOSS: These hues remind us of the ancient moss covering the stone walls of the old temples of Nikko.

    If you like a particular color hue, please contact us before placing an order.

    Each knife comes with:

    ✔️ Instructions and knife care leaflet.
    ✔️ A preventive Band-Aid – the knives are very sharp! 😉
    ✔️ Original box from the blacksmith, which we wrap in an old Japanese newspaper sheet – so every knife is ready to be passed on as a gift as soon as it hits your doorstep!
    ✔️ We also offer a special gift wrapping option with the traditional Japanese washi paper.

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    Free on orders over 300€.

    No Duties & Fees

    We cover any import fees, worldwide.
    All prices are final, tax included.

    Easy Returns

    Something not OK? You have 30 days to return it, no questions asked.

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