Hitohira Kikuchiyo Kyuzo White #2 Shiro Gyuto 240mm Cherry Wood Handle
Part No. DAA-121-FA240
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.
Brand: Hitohira ひとひら (一片)
Smith: Kikuchiyo 菊千代
Producing Area: Sakai-Osaka/ Japan
Steel Type: Carbon Steel
Steel: White (Shirogami) #2, Soft Iron Clad
Handle: Cherry Wood & Ebony Ferrule Octagonal
Total Length: 390mm
Edge Length: 230mm
Handle to Tip Length: 244mm
Blade Height: 46mm
Handle Length: 144mm
Hand Orientation: Ambidextrous
Sharpener: Kyuzo 久蔵
Might available on our partners website:
Tosho Knife Arts (Toronto, Canada)
Ai & Om Knives (Vancouver, Canada)
Professional Tooling (Australia)
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