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Hideo Kitaoka - VG10 Ajikiri Knife 105mm with rosewood handle (For right hander)

Hideo Kitaoka - VG10 Ajikiri Knife 105mm with rosewood handle (For right hander)

Regular price $245.00 AUD
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Knife Type: Ajikiri with scale remover (small Deba)
Steel Type: VG10 stainless steel core, stainless clad
Blade Hardness: HRC 59-60
Blade Type: Single bevel (For right hander)
Blade Length: 105mm
Full Length: 225mm
Blade Height (Heel): 41mm
Spine Thickness(Heel): 3mm
Handle: chestnut shaped, rosewood handle black ferrule
Weight: 90g

This product come with a special case

Type of knife:
Deba Knife is a traditional Japanese single bevel Knife. It is popular used for filleting fish. This Ajikiri knife has a lighter, shorter and thinner blade than Deba knives. It is designed for filleting small fishes like mackerels. Since it has single bevel, there are different shape for right hander and left hander.

The knives made in Echizen city are called Echizen Uchi Hamono. The art of making Japanese kitchen knives has a history of about 700 years. Blacksmith Hideo Kitaoka is a traditional craftsman who is the third generation in Kitaoka Hamono. He is the specialist of traditional Japanese single bevel knives such as Deba knife and Sashimi knife. He has a lot of fans all over the world. 

About steel type:
VG10 is one of the most popular Japanese Stainless Steels for making knives. VG10 stainless steel was originally designed by Takefu Special Steel Co. Ltd in Fukui, Japan. It has strong corrosion/rust resistance, excellent edge sharpness and edge retention. It is relatively easy to sharpen. 

Use and Care
- Do not attempt to cut, hit or chop frozen products or bones. The blade can chip or break.
- Hand wash with warm water and towel dry.
- Use a sharpening stone to maintain the sharpness of the blade.
- Do not use a dishwasher to clean your knife.
Hand wash with warm water and towel dry. This is a carbon steel knife. Keep dry after use to prevent rusting.
If you are under the age of 18 years, you cannot place orders with Mikazuki Knives.

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