Hiragatake – Hand Forged Ajikiri – San Mai Steel


Item Condition: New
Source: From Maker 
Handle Material: Macassar Ebony 
Blade Steel: San-Mai / High Carbon
Blade Length: 4  1/8″
OAL: 9

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One of the joys of owning knives is experiencing new kinds of cutlery from around the world.  Most chefs will agree that the Japanese make the best Chef’s knives and some examples can cost in the hundreds or thousands of dollars. 

Hiragatake Knives are excellent examples of Traditional Japanese Cutlery, Hand Forged by Master Bladesmiths in Sanjo, Japan.   

Fort Henry Custom Knives is proud to be a Dealer for Hiragatake Forge 

~ Direct from the Maker ~ 

Each Hiragatake blade is Hand Forged using a San-Mai technique – Hard Japanese Carbon Steel forms the cutting edge and is sandwiched between softer layers (cladding) of Stainless Steel. This technique provides incredible Performance with the Reduced Maintenance that most appreciate.  This example is a Ajikiri ~ Wide Petit  the Japanese equivalent of a small filet Knife.


With a Premium Blue Aogami 2 Core, this knife has a Traditional Forged Kurouchi finish on the Flats. The Blade is Forged thin for fine cutting control. The Kurouchi Finish adds an extra layer of protection against rust, but also the Hand Hammered Flat area assists food in Releasing from (rather than sticking to) the blade after cutting. 


This beautiful blade has a subtle, full length Lamination Line along the Edge indicating the Hard Edge that has a Rockwell of 64 ~ that is necessary for superior performance!  Each Hiragatake Blade is Hand Stamped during the Forging process with the Name in Kanji 

This knife also has another unique feature in the beautiful Macassar Ebony handle, the handle was crafted in a “D” shape, meant for a Right Hand Grip the Oval side of the D fits into the palm helping to secure the grip. 

The Ajikiri 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. 


Treat yourself to one of my most affordable Hand Made Traditional Japanese Kitchen Knives, complete in a lovely Presentation Box

I have Only 2 In Stock, once these are Sold it will be several weeks before I can get more. 

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 9 × 6 × 3 in
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