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Hitohira Futana S3 Nashiji Kiritsuke Gyuto 240mm Cherry

Original price $275.00 - Original price $275.00
Original price
$275.00 - $275.00
Current price $275.00

Kiritsuke-Gyuto is a cross between gyuto and traditional kiritsuke. The profile of the cutting edge is generally straighter and the tip is cut, similar to the kiritsuke, while the double bevel is characteristic of the gyuto. The Kiritsuke-Gyuto will act as a chef's knife in your kitchen and can do most of the work. It is usually found between 210 and 270 mm.

Ginsan is a steel very similar to Shirogami 2 in its composition. An addition of 14% chromium results in a stainless steel with low impurities. As a result, blades forged from Ginsan have a high hardness and cutting retention capacity that rivals most blades made from traditional high carbon steels. The purity of Ginsan makes it a preferred steel for blacksmiths who work with steel in the traditional way and is pleasant to sharpen.

Nashiji is a Japanese word meaning "pear skin pattern". Coming from a knife finishing technique where the surface of the blade is left raw or rustic, imitating the skin of the Asian pear.

Futana is the name of a line of Hitohira's house knives. As with all products that carry Hitohira's trademark (ひとひら (一片)), a high standard of quality is assured. Under the name of Futana you will be able to find knives of any profile made of stainless or semi-stainless steel. In addition, you will be able to find these blades with several different types of finishes; nashiji, kurouchi, damascus etc.

Maintenance tips

Have it sharpened on a water stone by a professional every year. Store in a dry place. Wash immediately after use and dry completely before storing. Do not soak. Not dishwasher safe.


Each knife is guaranteed for life for obvious problems related to the manufacture of the product. For example, if the handle comes off or cracks after a few weeks of proper use. Or if the blade has a crack in the edge to the spine of the blade. These problems are rare, but they can happen. In which case you will be offered an exchange for the same product or a refund. Each case being different, it is at our discretion to evaluate if our lifetime warranty for obvious manufacturing problems applies.

After Sales Service

Your knife doesn't cut as well as you expected?Every knife comes with what we call its "factory edge". We have over 200 different products in stock, often with multiple copies of each. All of our products are handcrafted in Japan before being shipped and the "factory edge" may vary. If you feel that your knife is not cutting to its full potential, feel free to contact us and we will fix it for you by sharpening the knife for free!

Oops, did an accident happen with your blade?
Did your knife fall on the floor, get damaged during a wrong movement or was it used to cut a product that was too hard? We take care of it, we accompany you and your knife, offering you a sharpening and repair service in house! Don't hesitate to contact us or drop by our store to get an estimate in a few minutes!
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Yasuki Silver #3 (Ginsan) with stainless steel cladding

Steel type

Stainless steel


Handle material

Cherry and ebony ring





Chef knife

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What are the different types of Japanese knives?

What are the different types of Japanese knives?

Each Japanese knife is made with a specific purpose in mind. There are types of multi-purpose knives such as the Gyuto which is the equivalent of a chef's knife or the Santoku which translates into: three virtues, a name that well represents its multiplicity. The Sujihiki and the Yanagiba are made for slicing while the Nakiri and the Usuba are specialized for cutting vegetables. Without forgetting the Petty for precision tasks. The list goes on and the possibilities are diverse.

Why buy a Japanese knife?

Why buy a Japanese knife?

Japanese blades are lighter, very balanced, higher hardness, sharper and retain their sharpness longer. This allows the user greater control of his work tool and a clean cut to alter the texture and flavor of the food as little as possible.