Ashi Hamono Honesuki Maru Shirogami #2 // Instagram

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150mm honesuki maru in shirogami #2 steel with western pakka wood handle by Ashi Hamono of Sakai City. 270mm overall, height at heel 26mm, 182 grams. Saya is included....

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150mm honesuki maru in shirogami #2 steel with western pakka wood handle by Ashi Hamono of Sakai City. 270mm overall, height at heel 26mm, 182 grams. Saya is included.

Made right-handed, honesuki maru are primarily designed for hang-breaking and working with large cuts of pork and beef.  This knife is also great for seaming and silver skin.  Ashi's shirogami #2 mono steel knives are hardened to 60-61 HRC. They hold their edge a quite a bit longer than their Swedish stainless counterpart, but will require more maintenance to prevent rusting.  They are ideal for the butcher who is able to care for highly reactive carbon steel and is looking for a great workhorse and easy sharpen-ability. 

Ashi Hamono was established in 1948 in Sakai City Japan; a major center of traditional knife making.  Ashi makes knives utilizing a one piece of steel (rather than forge laminated 2/3 layer blade), called zenkou construction.  Ashi’s Ginga line is famous for it’s thinness and precision, utilizing top quality shirogami, or Japanese carbon steel, and Swedish stainless steel.  These knives have an excellent attention to detail, from their grinding to heat treatment and hafting.

Shirogami is a highly reactive carbon steel.  It should be mentioned that extra care is required, as the knife is not stainless and should be dried immediately after use.  It will develop a dark patina with usage, but any orange rust should be removed with a light abrasive.

 

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