About This Item
Machida Itsushi (Tadashi) Yo-Deba 160mm Multiplex Layer Bohler K990 Steel blade (Nickel Damascus) with Cocobolo handle and leather sheath
It is double edge western style deba. It is little thicker than normal santoku or gyuto.
TADASHI MACHIDA (ITSUSHI)
1988 Started 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 with metal microscope. It is not only experiences. He study cutlery by science side too. The blade was made by multiplex layer Bohler K990 Steel blade. Bohler K990 blade is pure carbon steel. Jigane is blackish finish nickel Damascus that he made own. The Damascus pattern is very tight layers. It has so many close layers, so I canít count how many layers by naked eyes. The leather sheath is also made by Mr. Mahida.
The total length of the knife: 11 1/4 inch (290mm) The weight of the knife is 6.8oz. The blade length from the tip to the heel: 160mm (6 5/16 inch) The spine width by the heel: 3mm (1/8Āinch) The width of the blade (from the heel to the spine by the heel): 45mm ( 1 3/4 inch)