240mm gyuto in iron clad shirogami #2 with red 'D' shaped handle. 400mm overall, 245mm cutting edge, height at heel 50mm, 214 grams
Hand forged in Sanjo City Niigata by Mutsumi Hinoura, son of master smith Tsukasa Hinoura. Blade is an iron clad #2 shirogami (AKA white steel) with a black kurouchi finish (a dark carbon coating from the heat treatment forge) and a red ebony handle. These knives are ground with a wide primary bevel which provides a platform to thin the blade during sharpening.
This series is great for those who sharpen with Japanese whetstones, shirogami is very responsive to the stones and with it's fine grain gets incredibly sharp very easily.
It should be mentioned that extra care is required as this series is not stainless.