Hand made in Sakai, kurouchi finished iron clad shirogami #2 forged by dentoukougeishi master smith Kenji Togashi and expertly ground by his son Kenya.
These are super easy to sharpen with great edge formation and smooth cutting feel with nicely finished corners. Great rustic style knife expertly done.
Octagonal Tagayasan (Wenge) wood shaves a little weight off and makes for a very secure grip even when wet or greasy.
Please note: These are rustic style knives with a top shelf forging and heat treatment. They have a natural kurouchi finish that is formed after forging and heat treatment and not removed, rather than applied after grinding. Blade thickness and weight will vary as well having hammer marks that can be seen in the kireba bevel and rough forged face. There can be light scuffs or cosmetic irregularities on the kurouchi finish due to its natural occurrence.
Because of the natural variability, we cannot take returns for differences from knife in photo.
|Steel Type||Iron Clad Shirogami 2
|Grind||Ambidextrous Wide Bevel|
|Handle Material||Tagayasan & Ebony Ferrule Octagonal|
|Weight||varies - see note above|
|Height at Heel||54 mm
|Overall Length||305 mm
|Cutting Edge||230 mm
|Saya||EDRO Wide 240mm Gyuto Saya|