Machida Itsushi Gyuto 165mm Multiplex Layer Takefu V2 Steel

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Machida Itsushi (Tadashi) Gyuto 165mm Multiplex Layer Takefu V2 Steel blade (Nickel Damascus) with Cocobolo handle and leather sheath

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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 cutleries, 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 blade was made by multiplex layer Talefu V2 Steel blade. Takefu V-2 blade is pure carbon steel, and it is very similar to V-1 steel. It has just little lower Carbon content. Jigane is blackish finish nickel Damascus The Damascus pattern is very tight layers, and it is also the layers by blade edge has so many closed layers, so I canít count how many layers by naked eyes. The leather sheath is also made by Mr. Mahida. He also does not use spring hammer with this knife making processes. He had used just hammer.

The total length of the knife: 11 1/2 inch (295mm) The weight of the knife is 7.4oz. The blade length from the tip to the heel: 165mm (6 1/2 inch) The spine width by the heel: 3mm (1/8Āinch) The width of the blade (from the heel to the spine by the heel): 47mm ( 1 13/16 inch)