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.
The shape is basically a small Sujihiki or slicing knife. As the name suggests it is a multi-function knife used for the preparation of vegetables and precise cutting of meat and fish. The slim profile presents a smaller area to fatty, oily, and starchy foods where a wider blade would create a stronger vacuum and ‘stick’ more to the food.
Function – Multipurpose for preparing all food groups. A favourite knife of many home cooks who are uncomfortable with large blades.
Normal length – 150mm
Tip: This knife is also used for carving petite roasts, filleting and skinning fish as well as careful dissection of poultry without hitting bones. An extremely useful size for any kitchen.