About This Item
MASASHI KOBO Fuguhiki Mizu Honyaki 270mm White 2 Steel blade Knife With Charred Octagonal Shaped Chestnut handle and Custom Ho Saya
***The right hand side of the blade in the two pieces is this one in the video****
In December 2012, the three of main blacksmiths in Yoshikane (Mr. Yoshida, Mr. Kazuomi Yamamoto, and Mr. Masashi Yamamoto) started on own their businesses. Mr. Yoshida might make small amount of productions, but he is more like semi-retired, and Mr. Kazuomi Yamamoto has taken over Yoshikane business with a couple of helpers since then. Mr. Masashi Yamamoto has got own business which is Masashi Kobo since then. This knife was made by Mr. Masashi Yamamoto. I asked to make Mizu Honyaki Fuguhiki, and it has very nice midare Hamon on the flat concave Ura side.
Hagane: Hitachi white II steel (C; 1.0-1.1%, Si.; 0.10-0.20%, Mn; 0.20-0.30, P; less than 0.025, S; less than 0.004) Blade Length (from the tip to the Machi); 9 1/2 inch (270mm) Handle Length; 5 1/2 inch (140mm) Total Length; 16 3/8 inch (415mm) Knife weight: 4.5oz. The width from the heel to the spine: 34mm The heel part of the spine width is 3.5mm (1/8 inch) wide.
HANDLE; octagonal shaped burnt chestnut and water buffalo ferrule
BLADE; Hitachi white 2 steel (high quality pure high carbon steel) Hand forged water quenched mono steel blade with Hamon on the Ura side