This time, Tsukasa Hinoura has just finished making some traditional forged Damascus knives using Hitachi Steel Company’s reliable ATS-34 Stainless Steel (Very similar to 154CM from Crucible Steel), Beautifully hand polished, the ATS-34 Damascus blades each have a unique Vortex Damascus pattern, which is created by Tsukasa Hinoura’s experienced forging process. Most of Tsukasa Hinoura’s custom knives are made of Carbon Steel, so these rare, Premium Stainless Damascus Steel knives will be especially prized by fans of the Great Artisan, Tsukasa Hinoura, and those who prefer low maintenance, rust resistant stainless-steel knives. The handles are made from some nicely textured Red Sandalwood and have a buffalo horn ferrule. Tsukasa Hinoura carefully selected these Traditional Japanese WA Handles because he believes their shape is practical, comfortable and allows a precise grip. The handle has a novel shape that is part octagonal at the top and part oval at the bottom.
The handle colour varies from light to quite deep ochre.
Maintenance: Avoid chopping hard ingredients such as bones, frozen food, or any rock-solid items.
This shape is primarily for peeling, paring, or cutting in the hand rather than on aboard. Used for tasks where a larger knife would be tricky or unsafe.
Function – Primarily for peeling and paring vegetables in the hand.
Normal lengths – 90mm to 135mm.
Tip: This knife is a MUST for every kitchen and the ideal partner to a larger chef’s knife.