Sakai Kikumori ‘Tokusei’ 180mm deba in shirogami #2 with magnolia handle and buffalo ferrule handle. HRC 62-63. 254 grams, 312mm approx. overall, 169mm cutting edge, 51mm height at heel.
The Tokusei series knives are a professional quality series made for Sakai Kikumori, hand forged with iron and #2 shirogami (white steel) by skilled smiths and finished by hand on wet grinders by sharpeners in Sakai, handled with Japanese magnolia and horn ferrule handles.
It should be mentioned that extra care is required, blade is not stainless and should be dried immediately after use. It will develop a dark patina with usage, but any orange rust should be removed with a light abrasive.
Sakai Kikumori was started in 1926 and draws on Sakai's 600 year history as the major center of traditional Japanese cutlery manufacturing. They work with a large variety of Sakai's best smiths, sharpeners and small factories to offer a wide variety of knives ranging from traditional materials and styles to more modern, western influenced styles and materials.