Togiharu 440 Wa-Sujihiki
Steel Type:Stain-Resistant Steel
Steel Material:440 High Chromium Stain Resistant Steel
Saya Cover:Magnolia Wooden Cover Included
Handle Material:Magnolia Wood
Bolster Material:Water Buffalo Horn (Bolsters are made from natural horn therefore colors may vary)
HRC:58 - 59
The Togiharu Wa-series is the newest line of Togiharu brand knives. These elegant knives feature a stain resistant 70:30 western blade on a traditional Japanese magnolia wood handle with a water buffalo horn bolster. The Togiharu Wa-series are Korin's most affordable line of wa-style knives and are highly recommended for those who enjoy the larger traditional Japanese handles but prefer a western style blade.
Togiharu is Korin’s house brand and was created with the user in mind. The Togiharu brand was created for functionality and is Korin’s most affordable brand of knives. The brand name was derived from Grand Master sharpener Shouzou Mizuyama’s father’s sharpening store. Master Mizuyama’s father was a celebrated sharpener in his own right, having received recognition from the emperor for his traditional sharpening skills. Togiharu knives are produced by a highly respected knife maker in Japan who manufactures the top-name Japanese brands. The difference in the Togiharu lines lies in the quality control and hand-finishing aspects of production. These knives are inspected one-by-one for quality - they are not mass handled. The final edge finishing process is done by hand, ensuring unparalleled sharpness right out of the box.
- As seen on Grub Street: 30 Knives & Techniques, May 2014
Left-handed knives are available for this style. Please call customer service at 1-800-626-2172 to order.
- This Western-style knife can be changed to left-handed by Korin's resident knife master.
- The fee for this conversion is $20.00 and has been automatically added to the cost of your purchase.
General knife care tips and warnings
- Never wash knives in the dishwasher
- Stain-resistant knives are not stainless.
- Improper care will result in rusting and chipping.
- Please wipe knives dry after use to prevent rusting.
- Western style knives sold at KORIN have significantly thinner blades than typical Western knives. Use of honing steels or sharpening machines may result in chipping.
- We advice all customers to always use sharpening stones to sharpen or hone knives.