Gihei

Gihei White 165mm

$105.00

Details

These fine blades are hammer forged in the san mai method of awase (cladding), which entails wrapping the inner core of the White #2 steel with a soft iron outer layer. Cladding knife blades with a soft steel makes them easier to manufacture while enhancing strength and wear resistance. A layer of carbon is formed on the face while forging which is, in the case of this knife, left in place and only removed below the mid-grind point. This adds a lovely rustic look to the knife while further protecting it from corrosion.

Wash and dry the blade immediately after use. Knives with carbon steel core are very prone to rust.

Made in Nīgata, Japan 

Height: 47mm Edge Length: 165mm

Materials

Steel Steel Steel

Caring Instructions

no-dishwasher no-dishwasher No Dishwasher
About the Brand

Gihei

Established in 1928, Gihei Hamono is one of the original small blacksmith shops working in Niigata, Japan. Gihei Hamano has extensive experience in traditional techniques, but have also through time, incorporated and explored more modern techniques such as the heat treatment their utilize today.
Their knives are made in small batches to ensure tight control on quality. These special pieces are renowned for lasting an incredibly long time under good care.

Order a Set

Gihei White 165mm
Gihei | $105.00
Black Medium Slate Round Plate
Rikizo | $30.00
Black Slate Serving Plate
Rikizo | $41.00

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Gihei White 165mm

Gihei

$105.00

Details

These fine blades are hammer forged in the san mai method of awase (cladding), which entails wrapping the inner core of the White #2 steel with a soft iron outer layer. Cladding knife blades with a soft steel makes them easier to manufacture while enhancing strength and wear resistance. A layer of carbon is formed on the face while forging which is, in the case of this knife, left in place and only removed below the mid-grind point. This adds a lovely rustic look to the knife while further protecting it from corrosion.

Wash and dry the blade immediately after use. Knives with carbon steel core are very prone to rust.

Made in Nīgata, Japan 

Height: 47mm Edge Length: 165mm

Caring Instructions

no-dishwasher no-dishwasher No Dishwasher

Materials

Steel Steel Steel
About the Brand

Gihei

Established in 1928, Gihei Hamono is one of the original small blacksmith shops working in Niigata, Japan. Gihei Hamano has extensive experience in traditional techniques, but have also through time, incorporated and explored more modern techniques such as the heat treatment their utilize today.
Their knives are made in small batches to ensure tight control on quality. These special pieces are renowned for lasting an incredibly long time under good care.

Order a Set

Order a set and get 15% off

Gihei White 165mm
Gihei | $105.00
Black Medium Slate Round Plate
Rikizo | $30.00
Black Slate Serving Plate
Rikizo | $41.00

Recommended

Black Medium Slate Round Plate
Rikizo | $30.00
Black Slate Serving Plate
Rikizo | $41.00
Black Small Slate Round Plate
Rikizo | $24.00
Black Tea Cup
Rikizo | $30.00
Bleu Rice Bowl
Rikizo | $24.00