Shoichi Hashimoto (橋本庄市) Blue / White Damascus Gyuto 240mm Ziricote set
Shoichi Hashimoto (橋本庄市) Blue / White Damascus Gyuto 240mm Ziricote set
Shoichi Hashimoto (橋本庄市) Blue / White Damascus Gyuto 240mm Ziricote set
Shoichi Hashimoto (橋本庄市) Blue / White Damascus Gyuto 240mm Ziricote set
Shoichi Hashimoto (橋本庄市) Blue / White Damascus Gyuto 240mm Ziricote set
Shoichi Hashimoto (橋本庄市) Blue / White Damascus Gyuto 240mm Ziricote set
Shoichi Hashimoto (橋本庄市) Blue / White Damascus Gyuto 240mm Ziricote set
Shoichi Hashimoto (橋本庄市) Blue / White Damascus Gyuto 240mm Ziricote set
Shoichi Hashimoto (橋本庄市) Blue / White Damascus Gyuto 240mm Ziricote set
Shoichi Hashimoto (橋本庄市) Blue / White Damascus Gyuto 240mm Ziricote set
Shoichi Hashimoto (橋本庄市) Blue / White Damascus Gyuto 240mm Ziricote set
Shoichi Hashimoto (橋本庄市) Blue / White Damascus Gyuto 240mm Ziricote set
Shoichi Hashimoto (橋本庄市) Blue / White Damascus Gyuto 240mm Ziricote set
Shoichi Hashimoto (橋本庄市) Blue / White Damascus Gyuto 240mm Ziricote set

Shoichi Hashimoto (橋本庄市) Blue / White Damascus Gyuto 240mm Ziricote set

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K&S is excited to present you kitchen knives by Shoichi Hashimoto.  I received the first batch of Hashimoto's knife probaby around 2 years ago, I was never able to list it them to you in a way that I was happy. I feel like the handle and saya that I have was not perfect enough for such a beautiful piece of art. Delay upon delay, compounded with the pandemic, it wasn't until early 2021 that I have something I am finally happy with: the Shoichi Hashimoot knife, in full Knives and Stones package. Enjoy!

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Hashimoto hand forged  blue 2 / white 2 core damascus Gyuto

Core: 72 layer blue 2 / white 2

Clad: Over 4000 layers of damascus cladding, handforged by Hashimoto, comprised of:

Hitachi yellow paper 2, SK3 SK5, SKS3, SUP10, SNCM448, SNCM630, SCNM815, SNB16, SCN43, SC50C, SS400, various soft iron (information supplied by Hashimoto).

Handle: D shaped Ziricote handle, cream red buffalo horn, tapered ferrule. 

Saya: Ziricote saya, with 3 point musk ox veneer, and a decorative fuller (blood groove). 

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About Shoichi Hashimoto (橋本庄市)

Shoichi Hashimoto is a damascus artist who is speicalized in producing some of the most stunning damascus work I have came across in my career. You can read more about his background in this blogpost.  He is a frequent exhibitor of numerous knife shows, including the Seki Knife Show and the New York knife show, so make sure you visit his stand next time around.

While his design is certainly breathtaking, his forging skill is also high up there as well. His signature 72 layer blue / white core is made by forging blue 2 and white 2 steel together. As you might know, blue and white steel have different ranges of heat treatment temperature, and the overlap region is very narrow. Shoichi is able to heat treat the 72 layer core perfectly within that narrow region resulting in the blue / white damascus hard steel that according to one of my sushi chef customer, " the Kireaji (切れ味, feel of the cutting edge) is unrivalled".

 

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Weight 

 g

Total Length

 mm

Tip to Heel Length

 mm

Blade Height at Heel

 mm

Width of Spine Above Heel 

 mm

Width of Spine at Middle of Blade

 mm

Width of Spine at about 1cm From the Tip

 mm

Steel

Blue 2, White 2 72 layer damascus core

Hardness

HRC 62 to 63

Handle Design

K&S Custom Handle

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