Mutsumi Hinoura Santoku 180mm #1 Shirogami Hammered

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Blacksmith Mutsumi Hinoura and his father Mr. Tsukasa mainly forge Shirogami White steel #2 in Sanjo City Niigata Prefecture. His father prefers to forge white #2 carbon steel knives because the steel is sharper than stainless steel knives. Thus Mr. Mutsumi also offers white #2 knives mainly.

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Mutsumi Hinoura Santoku 180mm #1 Shirogami Hammered

Blacksmith Mutsumi Hinoura and his father Mr Tsukasa mainly forge Shirogami White steel #2 in Sanjo City Niigata Prefecture. His father prefers to forge white #2 carbon steel knives because the steel is sharper than stainless steel knives. Thus Mr Mutsumi also offers white #2 knives mainly.

In the late Meiji Era, about 100 years ago, their first generation Shintaro started a business as a sickle smith. Mr Tsukasa decided to be a blacksmith in 1978. Mr. Mutsumi too in 2001. Mr. Tsukasa studied metallurgy with self-taught and his microscope.

Niigata Sanjyo city is well known as a producer of cutlery in Japan. There aren’t many blacksmiths who can forge kitchen knives in the city now.

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