The small shop runs by father and son is located in Niigata Prefecture, Japan. They are very skilled polite workers with very vast amount of knowledge of their production so the waiting period to get those incredible knives are long as GIHEI knife follows the inherited the techniques of making knives from generation to generation. After visiting, I was so amazed to see their humbleness as they served traditional tea with great gesture and showed their art of the work . The owner, Atsushi Hosokawa, has been very proactive in using and developing knives with the best steels available such as ZDP189 and HAP40 and others. HAP40 is Powder High-Speed Steel made by HITACHI Metals, ltd. These knives are heat treated flawlessly at 65-66 Rockwell and they take a great edge and hold it for an incredibly long time
AU$225.50Blade Size - 200 mmHRC- 64-65Core: Powder High Speed Steel HAP40 (Hitachi)Outside: Stainless SteelHi..
AU$209.00Blade Size - 165mmTotal Length - 285mmHRC- 64-65Core: Powder High Speed Steel HAP40 (Hitachi)Outside..
AU$209.00Blade Size - 165mmHRC- 64-65Core: Powder High Speed Steel HAP40 (Hitachi)Outside: Stainless SteelHig..
AU$550.00Blade Size - 210 mmTotal Length - 370mmHRC- 66-67Core: ZDP Steel by Hitachi Metals Co.Outside: ..