Left Hand Machida Itsushi 55mm Bohler K990 Razor
About This Item
Left Hand Machida Itsushi (Tadashi) 55mm Multiplex Layer Bohler K990 blade /Nickel Damascus curved Handle Japanese Razor
TADASHI MACHIDA (ITSUSHI)
1988 Start making Knife 1991 World Cutlery Design Competition in Sakai Awarded grand prize 1993 Study under Sword smith Mr. Masami Ohno 1996 All Japan Sword Smith Association Assist. Member 1997 Shouhinten Awarded grand prize 1998 Mainly forging High Carbon Blade
Member of Japan Knife Guild (JKG), Member of JCKM (Forging Knife)
Main forging Steel: White II Steel, Takefu V1, Bohler K990, Tamahagane
Mr. Tadashi Machida makes forged hunting knife, cooking knife, Japanese razor, and so much variety of cutlery, because he has great base of forging cutlery background, lots of experiments, researches, and experiences. He has always checked up the blades that he has made with metal microscope. It is not only experiences. He study cutlery by science side too. The handle of bamboo look is very fancy and beautiful, but it is not just looks. It is also easier handling while shaving and sharpening. He made the back side of handle with hollow shape that is not shaving it. He told me that the shape of hollow style is made by pounding during forging process. This is new his razor model that we discussed Japanese razors have skinny handle, so it is hard to hold on tight with gently force. The blade was made by multiplex layer Bohler K990 blade. It has so many close layers, so I can’t count how many layers it is by naked eyes. The wood case made by him with curving by chisel, and oiled leather is attached on the blade edge potion.
The total length of razor: 6 3/4” (170mm) The weight of razor is 1.6oz.
The spine width : 4mm (3/16”)
The width of the razor blade from the tip to the spine: 18mm The width of the razor blade from the spine to the heel: 24mm