Hand made in Sakai, iron clad shirogami #1 forged by dentoukougeishi master smith Kenji Togashi and expertly ground by his son Kenya. Shirogami 1 has both great edge formation and a longer lived edge life than the more commonly found shirogami 2. Togashi-san is famous for his shirogami 1 for good reason.
These are ground with a fine flat kireba, for users that are somewhat newer to using a deba (under 5 years experience) adding some curvature to the main bevel will help to strengthen it.
The finish grind on these is a tachi-togi or hairline finish, this helps to blend out scratches from a rust eraser in the future if it needs a little clean up.
|Steel Type||Shirogami 1|
|Handle Material||Ho Wood & Buffalo Horn Ferrule Left-Handed D-Shape|
|Height at Heel||47 mm|
|Overall Length||293 mm|
|Cutting Edge Length||156 mm|
|Handle to Tip Length||172 mm|
|Handle Length||120 mm|