Hand forged and ground in Sakai, the Kikuchiyo Manzo series knives from Hitohira represent excellent Sakai craftsmanship. These are characterized by a forging and heat treatment that offers an easy sharpening, good toughness and excellent edge life and good clean consistent grinds that are easy to follow up on.
Deep ground ura hollow grind on the inside makes for excellent food release and helps to keep a narrow urasaki throughout the life of the blade and a polished spine and heel are a nice touch.
|Steel Type||Aogami 2|
|Handle Material||Ho Wood & Buffalo Horn Ferrule Octagonal|
|Height at Heel||37 mm|
|Overall Length||452 mm|
|Cutting Edge Length||288 mm|
|Handle to Tip Length||302 mm|
|Handle Length||142 mm|
|Hand Orientation||Right Handed|