MUTSUMI HINOURA Bladesmith
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Mutsumi Hinoura is a Fourth General Bladesmith who lives in Sanjo, in the Niigata region of Japan and is the son of renowned Bladesmith Tsukasa Hinoura who is a Third Generation Bladesmighth and has been making knives since 1975. Mutsumi studied industrial engineering at Niigata College of Technology and graduated in 2001, then he began working as a full time Bladesmith. Like his father, he is very active in promoting the art of Bladesmithing within the Niigata region. Mutsumi has become famous for his craftsmanship and ability to forge knives with excellent balance, sharpness and a stark beauty that speaks to Japan’s feudal past. Mutsumi specializes in hand forging San Mai blades from the highest quality carbon steel, Aogami Super Steel. Many Knife Makers and Owners feel that Aogami Super Steel is among the best Carbon Steels for use in making Kitchen knives.
~ Direct from the Maker ~
Direct from Mutsumi – the Petit is the most often used knife in any kitchen. In American Kitchens this would be termed a Small Paring knife but in Japan it is called a Petit (pronounced Petty ). Forged in a Kuro-Uchi style finish – Perfect for all types of push cutting or slicing, this is one of those blades you will love to use again and again.
Matsumi Hand Forged the San Mai blade to shape with an Aogami Super Steel core ~ it has a Rockwell of 63 and a Cutting Edge of approx 3 1/4″ (approx 8 cm) with a fine Distal Taper. The blade of the Petit is Forged thin for amazing cutting and slicing ability.
Mutsumi’s Signature is hand stamped into every blade for Authenticity. The Lamination Line is clearly visible and the blade hand sharpened on increasing grits of Natural Japanese Waterstones by Mutsumi to a Polished, Laser sharp edge.
Mutsumi passes his blades to another Master who completed the traditional Japanese handling process. This is the way that Japanese Swords and knives have been made for centuries. This knife has beautiful Macassar Red Ebony handle, the handle was crafted in the Traditional Octagon shape, works equally well for either a Right or Left Hand user.
The Petty knife is enjoyed for all fine detail cutting in the Kitchen. The Fine Grain of the Premium Blue Aogami Core will slice easily through even the toughest vegetable skin or meat and will be a joy to use.
This knife comes complete in a Presentation Box
This knife will appeal to anyone who values true hand made tools with a rich history.
An incredible value for a Hand Forged Blade of this size and quality.
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