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    Shizu Hamono GEN Utility 160mm

    About the Shape - A utility knife is all about just that: utility. This little knife is awesome because it still gives you knuckle clearance on the cutting board, so you can mince garlic and comfortably chop veggies. Despite its size, it can still be used comfortably in the hand for many folks, making it a great multi-purpose knife for smaller meals and line-cooks.

    About Shizu Gen - Shizu Hamono is a relatively “new” knife maker, established in 1959 in Seki by Masami Horibe, he grew in Seki city, the city of blacksmiths, and naturally became a craftsman. Producing a stable Kuro-uchi finish on stainless steel was challenging, so they tackled it head-on with the goal of producing “Real Kuro-uchi”(meaning no coats or dyes) knives to achieve high performance with classic beauty and ease of care. After 29 months of research and development, they finally found the technique to create a real kuro-uchi finish on stainless steel.

    VG10 Stainless steel makes these knives super sharp, reliable, and easy to care for while the pakkawood handles are elegant and rugged.

    Shape Petty
    Blade Length 160 mm
    Blade Height 34.6 mm
    Blade Thickness Above Heel 2 mm
    Weight 103 g
    Steel Type VG10 Stainless Steel with Stainless Steel Cladding
    Rockwell Hardness 60–61
    Edge/Bevel Double (50/50)
    Handle Wa (Japanese) Handle - D-Shape Pakkawood Black Pakkawood Collar
    Made in Seki, Gifu, Japan
    Knifeline Shizu Hamono GEN
    Brand Shizu Hamono

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