Hand forged iron clad aogami 2 carbon steel with octagonal Ziricote handle. Hand hammered and water quenched with a clay slurry and kiln heat-treated. Bazes Blades knives are all hand sharpened with a hand finished kireba which prevents low spots and makes thinning them easy.
Bazes Blades is a one-man workshop with each blade being carefully forged and ground by hand by Alexander Bazes in upstate New York. Bazes recently relocated back to the United States after a decade in Japan, training with numerous smiths and sharpeners and developing his craft on his own in his workshop in the hills over Kyoto.
We were delighted to meet him years ago, see his small forge and to see what he is doing now, his dedication shows!210mm cutting edge