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Hitohira Tanaka Kyuzo Blue #1 Damascus Gyuto 240mm Taihei Makassar Ebony Handle

Hitohira Tanaka Kyuzo Blue #1 Damascus Gyuto 240mm Taihei Makassar Ebony Handle

SKU:AAA-090B1D-63-FA240

Regular price $650.00 USD
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Sharpener: Kyuzo

Kyuzo’s father Heihachi is one of the busiest sharpeners in Sakai. Heihachi’s workshop room and corridor were always filled with knives waiting to be sharpened. Although Kyuzo initially worked under his father to learn the foundation of rough sharpening, eventually he became a student of Kambei, known as one of the best sharpeners in Sakai because he knew best how to sharpen wide double bevel knives. After a few years of training, he built his style based on both his father and Kambei’s respective styles. Today, Kyuzo is one of only a few people who can sharpen wide double bevel with really good Shinogi-line in Sakai, one of the most challenging techniques in sharpening.

Message from Craftsman

Because Tanaka's way of quenching, knife does not produce a Kurouchi dark finish enough. So in order to produce the finish, which is both aesthetically pleasing and useful in protecting against rust, sharpener uses a special and secret technique that has been used in Sakai for a long time and etches the surface of the knife.
This way of finishing creates the dark and beautiful Kurouchi finish found on this special line. While both types of Kurouchi finishes can fade over time, the etching technique used by sharpener may fade faster.
This is not signed that anything is wrong with the blade. so please do not worry if this happens, as it is natural.

Detailed Spec

Brand: Hitohira ひとひら
Smith: Tanaka Blacksmith 田中打刃物製作所
Producing Area: Sakai-Osaka/ Japan
Profile: Gyuto
Size: 240mm
Steel Type: Carbon Steel
Steel: Yasuki Blue (Aogami) #1, Carbon Damascus Clad
Handle: Taihei Makassar Ebony & Buffalo Horn Ferrule Octagonal
Total Length: 387mm
Edge Length: 226mm
Handle to Tip Length: 240mm
Blade Height: 50mm
Thickness: 2.2mm
Handle Length: 145mm
Weight: 188g
Hand Orientation: Ambidextrous
Sharpener: Kyuzo
Update: July 3, 2023

*Measurement and photos are from sample I picked up randomly, please understand that each item(s) has unique profile and colur because of handmade and natural materials.

*Please understand that we are supplying as wholesale and selling it at the website at the same time. If you purchase item(s) after supplied to the retail shop, this might be out of stock.

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