Chutoh knife 160mm (6.2") #34372-161

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The Chutoh knife is a knife that sits between a paring/petty and a slicing knife with a general length of around 150mm to 210mm. It is thicker in the blade and used for peeling and dicing shallots, peeling oranges and segmenting and most medium sized fruits and vegetables. Its the happy medium knife for a large collection and something to consider once you have your core knife collection established.

The 5000MCD Series by MIYABI showcases the exquisite craftsmanship and sharpness typical of Japanese knives. With a core made from MC63 micro carbide powder steel surrounded by 100 layers of steel, these knives achieve a Rockwell hardness rating of approximately 63, ensuring exceptional edge retention. Utilizing the Honbazuke technique, each blade is meticulously honed on both sides to achieve an ultra-sharp edge at a precise angle of 9.5° to 12°. The traditional D-shaped handle, crafted from masur birch, provides optimal balance and control, while the elegant end cap adds a final touch of sophistication to the design

Stainless steel is generally any type of steel alloy that has a minimum of 10.5% chromium content by mass. Compared to carbon steel knives, stainless steel Japanese knives are highly resistant to corrosion. The chromium oxide creates a protective film that prevents contact between water and iron or oxygen. An important note is that stainless steel knives are not completely stain-proof or rust-proof. If they are exposed to water for a prolonged amount of time, they will rust, particularly if the liquid has salt in it. Hardness is determined using the Rockwell scale, specifically the HRC Scale, in order to have a consistent method for evaluating the hardness of a blade. Most mid-to-higher quality Japanese steels will have HRC 58 or higher, though there are other characteristics, such as chemical composition, that also impact performance and should be taken into account

Weight: 150g

Handle Material: Birchwood

Handle Length: 140mm (5.5")

Blade Length: 160mm (6.2")

Blade Depth: 40mm

Thickness at spine: 1.9mm

Thickness at tip: 0.3mm

Cutting Edge: 50/50

Blade Material: MicroCarbide powder steel MC63

Hardness (Rockwell scale): 62-64

Layers: 101