Hado Sumi 180mm Bunka Shirogami #2 Kurouchi Finish - Burnt Oak
Hado Sumi 180mm Bunka Shirogami #2 Kurouchi Finish - Burnt Oak
Hado Sumi 180mm Bunka Shirogami #2 Kurouchi Finish - Burnt Oak
Hado Sumi 180mm Bunka Shirogami #2 Kurouchi Finish - Burnt Oak
Hado Sumi 180mm Bunka Shirogami #2 Kurouchi Finish - Burnt Oak
Hado Sumi 180mm Bunka Shirogami #2 Kurouchi Finish - Burnt Oak
Hado Sumi 180mm Bunka Shirogami #2 Kurouchi Finish - Burnt Oak
Hado Sumi 180mm Bunka Shirogami #2 Kurouchi Finish - Burnt Oak
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Hado Sumi 180mm Bunka Shirogami #2 Kurouchi Finish - Burnt Oak
Hado Sumi 180mm Bunka Shirogami #2 Kurouchi Finish - Burnt Oak
Hado Sumi 180mm Bunka Shirogami #2 Kurouchi Finish - Burnt Oak
Hado Sumi 180mm Bunka Shirogami #2 Kurouchi Finish - Burnt Oak
Hado Sumi 180mm Bunka Shirogami #2 Kurouchi Finish - Burnt Oak
Hado Sumi 180mm Bunka Shirogami #2 Kurouchi Finish - Burnt Oak
Hado Sumi 180mm Bunka Shirogami #2 Kurouchi Finish - Burnt Oak
Hado Sumi 180mm Bunka Shirogami #2 Kurouchi Finish - Burnt Oak

Hado Sumi 180mm Bunka Shirogami #2 Kurouchi Finish - Burnt Oak

$318.00

Blade is hand forged shirogami #2 with a rustic style kurouchi finished soft iron cladding. Handle is octagonal burnt oak sealed with a thin clear urushi lacquer coating. 

The Hado ‘Sumi’ Shirogami series double bevel knives are forged at Tanaka Hamono, led by Yoshikazu Tanaka a top level ‘Dentokougeshi’ blacksmith in Sakai City, Osaka. Tanaka Hamono coaxes excellent edge retention and toughness from Shirogami #2 (AKA white steel) with a smooth easy sharpening feel. They are ground with flat even kireba and a polished spine and heel by Tadataka Maruyama, a very talented up and coming sharpener. These will be easy to follow up thinning and are a delight to maintain.

Shirogami, or white steel, which is a very fine grained carbon steel made from low contaminate iron. It's loved for its ease of sharpening and ability to take a very fine, razor sharp edge. It should be mentioned that extra care is required, as the knife is not stainless and should be dried immediately after use. It will develop a dark patina with use, but any orange rust should be removed with a light abrasive.

Steel Type Shirogami 2
Handle Material Burnt Oak
Weight 181 grams
Height at Heel 51 mm
Overall Length 322 mm
Cutting Edge Length 172 mm
Handle to Tip Length 189 mm
Handle Length 133 mm
Thickness  3 mm
HRC

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