【Hirokaze(弘風)】Santoku,High Speed Powdered Steel (R2), 16.5cm, Go Yoshizawa

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Brand : Hirokaze 
Blacksmith : Go Yoshizawa
Knife Type:Santoku
Steep Type:High Speed Powdered Steel (R2)  (Stainless)
Blade length:16.5cm(6.49inch)
Handle Material:Ebony
The place of production:Japan

【What is Santoku knife?】
Santoku kitchen knife is widely used at home in Japan. It can be used for meat, fish and veggies, so it is called a universal knife. The blade is wider than a petty or Gyuto because it is designed to be able to cut through larger vegetables such as cabbage, ensuring that the blade stays inside and cuts through to the end. It is the best choice for the first knife or the replacement.

【 High Speed Powdered Steel (R2) 】
High speed powdered steel is definitely one of the first class steel for kitchen knives.
The edge retention is longer than most of other steels. And it has the high resistance to rust.The middle of the layered steel is hard one, but the ones on its edge is soft. In this way, you can easily sharpen the blade. 

【Who is Go Yoshizawa?】
He is a promising young blacksmith and 8th generation of Nigara Hamono Danzojo (Authentic manufacture of Tsugaruuchi blade).
In 2007, Nigara Hamono Dannzojo has 350 years of its history and its Tsugaruuchi blade is registered as a traditional craft in Aomori prefecture.
Go Yoshizawa is the one of the few who can forge and temper the Tsugaruuchi blade.

・Waterproof coating might be peeled off by a deep sense of shock.
Cutting very hard  or frozen stuff might cause the nick in the blade
Do not burn the blade with fire.
Do not wash this with dishwasher
Try to dry the blade after washing it each time. 
・You cannot put your name on this branded knife. 

【Shipping and delivery】
We usually create the knife after receiving the order. So it usually takes one week to prepare.  The estimated delivery date depends on where you live.