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Gesshin Uraku 270mm Blue #2 Left-Handed Kiritsuke

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  • Our Gesshin Uraku line represents a great value in kitchen cutlery.   For a long time we have been searching for a line of single bevel knives with a great balance of quality and value.  We’ve finally found them.  This Gesshin Uraku line fits the bill perfectly.  This knife is made from hitachi blue #2 steel and happens to be a left handed knife.  They come with ho wood octagonal handles and matching ho wood sayas.  Unlike many low cost single bevel knives, these ones are very well finished and have significantly less problems than lower cost knives (all knives have some imperfections… even high end knives… but these have less high and low spots, less sharp non-cutting edges, less prevalence of wavy backs, less prevalence of torsional twisting, etc.)


    These knives are great for enthusiasts and for professionals looking for a great, functional work knife.  We hope you enjoy this line from Gesshin Uraku.  Please keep in mind that kiritsuke are knives intended to combine the function of usuba and yanagiba, and can be more difficult to use for beginners.


    • Knife Type: Kiritsuke
    • Steel Type: Carbon
    • Handle Type: Ho Wood Octagon
    • Construction Type: Clad
    • Hand Orientation: Left-Handed
    • Handle Length: 145mm
    • Handle Height: 27.86mm
    • Handle Width: 22.94mm
    • Handle to Tip Length: 272mm
    • Heel to Tip Length: 254mm
    • Width of Spine at Middle: 3.62mm
    • Width of Spine 1cm from the Tip: 1.74mm
    • Width of Spine at Handle: 4.33mm
    • Width of Spine above Heel: 4.2mm
    • Blade Thickness 1/2 way between the Spine and Edge: 2.38mm
    • Blade Height at Heel: 46mm
    • Weight: 255g

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