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Genkai Hakui Honyaki Sanbonsugi Yanagiba 300mm Ebony Handle (Saya)

Genkai Hakui Honyaki Sanbonsugi Yanagiba 300mm Ebony Handle (Saya)


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Genkai Knives sharpened by Mr. Hakui
There are only a few people who able to do sharpening job for Genaki, and Mr. Hakui was one of these sharpeners.
The specialty of Hakui's sharpening is, consistency of backside (Urasuki) and bevel (Kireha), we believe this functionality made Genkai popular especially for high-end Sushi chef in Japan, who don't buy knife just because looks but his sharpening were so nice from the view of the user. His polishing on the frontside (Hira) wasn't fancy as much as other sharpeners, but that slanting scratch line became his signature.
Sadly, he passed away earlier of this year and we can not create any Honyaki with him anymore. This is one of the old stock our partners kept at his storage for a long time.
There was only one student who learned Mr. Hakui's technic, he is now making our single bevel lines under the name of "Manzo". After Haku's passed away, Manzo got all these machines that Mr. Hakui used, it was his wish.
Manzo's sharpening technic was identical of Hakui's sharpening, consistent Ura and Flat Kireha, you can find his current work on our Kikuchiyo Manzo Silver #3 Yanagiba. One of the best Urasuki technic I've ever seen...

Detailed Spec

Brand: Genkai 玄海正国
Producing Area: Karatsu-Saga/ Japan
Profile: Yanagiba
Size: 300mm
Steel Type: Carbon Steel
Steel: Honyaki Yasuki White (Shirogami) #2
Handle: Ebony & Buffalo Horn Ferrule Octagonal
Come with Saya
Total Length: 454mm
Edge Length: 292mm
Handle to Tip Length: 310mm
Blade Height: 34mm
Thickness: 4.3mm
Handle Length: 144mm
Weight: 231g
Hand Orientation: Right-Handed
Sharpener: Minoru Hakui
Update: March 20, 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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