Founded more than 100 years ago in 1919 by Tokie Hokiyama in Tosa – Shikoku Island – Hokiyama cutlery stands on a triangle of values:
Tradition, Innovation and practicality.
They preserve the original clad forging method cultivated over 800 years of Tosa cutlery history with craftsman spirit and ambitions of making further innovations for the future. While making traditional knives, they keep on searching up-to-date technologies, materials and manufacturing process, and always trying to develop more refined products aiming at further evolution.
The Tosaichi Shadow line is made of Aogami Super steel at a high HRC 63 hardness. Being stainless cladded with SUS – 405 stainless steel, requires less care that the usual carbon steel knives while maintaining all the advantages of the carbon steel. Features a beautiful mixed Kurouchi / Hammered pattern and an octagonal Rosewood handle.
The Nakiri that looks like a small cleaver, is a specialized knife for vegetables. It is a double bevel knife and has a tall, thin blade in order to go through vegetables easily. It is a very popular knife throughout Japan as well as the rest of the world because its specialized profile makes the veggie preparation so easy. Feels nimble in the handle despite its size and its thin blade is designed for precise cuts. Perfect for chopping, slicing and push cuts. Fitted with a beautiful Rosewood Wa octagonal handle.
|Brand / Blacksmith:||Hokiyama|
|Blade Length / Total length (mm):||165 / 310|
|Finish:||Kurouchi / Hammered|
|Steel type:||Aogami Super (Stainless Clad)|
|Forging method:||San Mai|
|Handle type / Material / Ferrule:||Octagonal / Rosewood / Wood|
|Spine Thickness at heel / tip (mm):||1,7|
|Blade height at heel (mm):||50|