Mutsumi Hinoura Tsuchime Sujihiki 240 mm

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Product Information

Blade Length 243 mm
Total Length 405 mm
Steel Shirogami (White) #2 Stainless Clad
Handle Burned Chestnut 
Ferrule Buffalo Horn 
Rockwell 61-63
Height Spine to heel 39 mm
Width at Spine 2.3 mm
Weight 149 grams

The Blacksmith  

Mutsumi Hinoura-san is a young smith working in the Sanjo city, Niigata Prefecture, Japan. If his name sounds familiar it's probably because of his father Tsukasa Hinoura who is a world renowned master smith, who's knives are highly coveted. Learning from one of the best for nearly two decades has provided Mutsumi-san with the tools to create some incredible knives.

This particular line up is made from Shirogami #2 that's been beautifully heat treated to give you the best possible edge retention and highly satisfying sharpening results. The stainless cladding provides some added protection against rust but these knives must be kept dry and clean to avoid any rust. Wonderfully comfortable and perfectly matched the the aesthetics of the blade are the burnt chestnut handles with buffalo horn ferrules, octagonal in shape and so suitable for both righties and lefties. The Black Nashiji finish is beautiful and rustic and gives this knife and simply but very appealing look to go along with incredible performance. 


The Knife 

The Sujihiki is meant for all things slicing. The long slender blade allows the user to perform nice long strokes and avoid sawing through proteins which leads to perfect, thin slices and no more tearing. Carving roasts, slicing brisket, thinly slicing fish are all within its grasp.

Knife Care (Stainless Clad)

  • This knife is made from 3 layers of steel using a technique called Sanmai (Forge welding). It involves laminating a piece of Carbon steel with two pieces of Stainless steel, giving the knife all the benefits of the carbon steel (Edge retention, ease of sharpening, cutting feel) and the Ease of Maintenance from Stainless steel. 2-3 millimeters of the carbon steel is exposed at the edge of the knife and is susceptible to rust and discouloration if not properly maintained.
  • Simply Wipe the knife with a damp cloth immediately after use to keep it from rusting or discouloring.
  • Wash with regular dish soap and warm water using a none abrasive sponge or cloth.
  • Never put your knife in the Dishwasher. The extreme heat will ruin the wooden handle.
  • Highly acidic ingredients (Onions, Tomatoes, Citrus) Will cause rust and oxidation to happen faster, thus the user must ensure the knife is wiped clean immediately after working with such an ingredient.
  • Should any rust form it can be removed using a rust eraser or a mixture of Baking soda and water to simply scrub it clean.
  • Avoid Bones, Frozen foods, nuts and hard candies or anything other than fruits, vegetables and proteins.

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