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Hunter Valley Blades San Mai 270mm

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Total Knife Length:

420 mm

Blade Length Tip to Heel:

270 mm 

Blade Height:

45.3 mm

Blade Width at spine:

4 mm

Total Weight:

231 grams

Steel Type:

Blue 2

Rockwell Hardness:


Handle Materials:

Gidgee Wood and Blond Buffalo Horn


Mert Tansu has become well known for making some of the most refined and beautifully finished knives in the industry. His new line known as Hunter Valley Blades is offering a more cost effective version of his ultra high end Tansu Knives. This Sujihiki has a blade length of 270mm and features a Blue 2 core steel with stainless cladding. The handle is a slight D-shape made from Gidgee Wood with a Blond Buffalo Horn ferrule. This particular knife was forged in a San Mai forging class taught by Mert himself. The pictures you see are of Mert forging and shaping this exact blade. 

*The Sujihiki is the western equivalent to the Yanagiba knife. Where as a traditional Yanagiba is a single bevel knife the sujihiki is double bevel. Having a double bevel offers some advantages over its single bevel counterpart. The double bevel edge is generally more simple to sharpen, less delicate, easier for some to make straight cuts and can be used by either a right or left handed users. They come in a wide range of sizes starting at 200mm all the way up to 350mm. Sujihiki knives are best used for slicing of raw or cooked proteins. Fabricate portions of boneless fish, beef or pork with ease due to the extra length. Slicing a roast will be short work with nice clean cuts because of the ability to slice through in a single draw stroke.*