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Gesshin Hide 270mm Blue #1 Extra Tall Kiritsuke

  • Together with the skilled craftsmen, Yamamoto Hideaki and Yamamoto Shinichiro, we are proud to introduce Gesshin Hide.  These knives represent the best of Sakai Uchihamono.  From the first time I sharpened one of these knives in 2010, I knew how amazing they were. With a combination of great steel and amazing grinding, shaping, and sharpening work, these knives are easily among the best single bevel knives I have used. The spines and choils are also nicely rounded and polished.  These also feature a mirror polish on the front face of the knife.

    Kiritsuke are designed to combine the function of usuba and yanagiba, and, as such, require proficiency with both to use effectively. Kiritsuke are not intended to be used as chefs knives.

    Each Gesshin Hide knife comes with a sticker guaranteeing that only certified craftsmen have worked on the knife, and each knife has a unique serial number.  This is rare, even in Sakai, where these knives are made.  Only the highest quality knives receive this honor.  We have included a picture of this sticker on the product page.


    We hope you enjoy the Gesshin Hide line, as we are extremely proud to be carrying them.

    • Knife Type: Kiritsuke
    • Steel Type: Carbon
    • Handle Type: Ho Wood Octagon
    • Construction Type: Clad
    • Hand Orientation: Right Handed
    • Handle Length: 143 mm
    • Handle Height: 28.77mm
    • Handle Width: 24.6mm
    • Handle to Tip Length: 274mm
    • Heel to Tip Length: 257mm
    • Width of Spine at Middle: 3.91mm
    • Width of Spine 1cm from the Tip: 1.24mm
    • Width of Spine at Handle: 5.42mm
    • Width of Spine above Heel: 5.20mm
    • Blade Thickness 1/2 way between the Spine and Edge: 3.66mm
    • Blade Height at Heel: 58mm
    • weight: 381g

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