Mutsumi Hinoura Aogami Super Nakiri 180mm
Mutsumi Hinoura is a younger bladesmith based out if Sanjo, Niigata. He was trained at a young age by his father and master bladesmith Tsukasa Hinoura. Hinoura knives are prized for their high level fit and finish. You can see and feel the extreme care that is put into every blade.
This blade is forged from Aogami Super and cladded in soft iron steel. The blade face is a nashiji finish with kurouchi. The bevels are kasumi finished displaying high contrast and a near mirrored core steel. The spine and choil are nicely rounded, overall fit and finish is superb. The (50/50) grind is very thin behind the edge with subtle convexity, making this knife a beautiful cutter. The handle is d-shape oval rosewood and ebony.