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Gesshin Hide 195mm Blue #2 Hon-Kasumi Sushikiri Bocho

  • 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. On all of our newer ones we have started polishing the spine and choil.

    This sushikiri bocho was specially designed for the type of work often seen at US sushi restaurants- cutting rolled sushi.  The Gesshin Hide craftsmen thought this size and less drastic belly would make it easier to use for this purpose.  Sushikiri bocho are designed to be thin behind the edge, so as not to wedge while cutting through rolls.  The gentle curve facilitates a rocking motion for this action.

    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: Specialty Knife
    • Steel Type: Blue #2 Carbon
    • Handle Type: Octagonal Ho Wood
    • Construction Type: Carbon Clad
    • Hand Orientation: Right-Handed
    • Handle Length: 139mm
    • Handle Height: 26.76mm
    • Handle Width: 21.84mm
    • Handle to Tip Length: 214mm
    • Heel to Tip Length: 200mm
    • Width of Spine at Middle: 3.05mm
    • Width of Spine 1cm from the Tip: 2.43mm
    • Width of Spine at Handle: 4.16mm
    • Width of Spine above Heel: 3.94mm
    • Blade Thickness 1/2 way between the Spine and Edge: 3.15mm
    • Blade Height at Heel: 54mm
    • Weight: 260g

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