Living legend Hinoura-san is considered to be one of the best knife smiths in the world. By layering copper and brass into his cladding steel, he has created this amazing three-tone Damascus pattern. He is the only blacksmith to win the award for top knife two years in a row with his incredible distinctive Damascus steel at the Seki Custom Knife Show.
Tsukasa Hinoura was born in 1956 and began forging knives in 1975. His knives have amongst the smoothest and long lasting edges and are in high demand all over the world and so available in extremely limited numbers.SANTOKU (San – 3 & Toku – benefit): This is the classic Japanese chef’s knife. It is flat from the handle end for about ½ way to the tip and then gently curves to a point. It is ideal for straight vertical chopping, horizontal slicing and roll cutting. Function – Multi-purpose chef knife. For Slicing, Dicing and Mincing of vegetables, meat and fish. Normal length – 165mm to 180mm (smaller 140mm are available in a few collections) Tip: The 170mm/180mm is the most popular multipurpose knife.