MASASHI KOBO Kensaki Takohiki Damascus 270mm White II steel Knife
About This Item
MASASHI KOBO Kensaki Takohiki Blackish Damascus Finish 270mm White II Steel blade With D-Shaped Magnolia Handle with Magnolia Cover
I have got similar knife from Yoshikane in Sanjo, Niigata before. In December 2012, the three of main blacksmiths in Yoshikane have (Mr. Yoshida, Mr. Kazuomi Yamamoto, and Mr. Masashi Yamamoto) started on own business. 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 is made by Mr. Masashi Yamamoto.
It is blackish Damascus finish blade, and it is white II steel edge.
Hagane: Hitachi Steel Co.
white II steel (pure high carbon steel):
P(%) less than 0.025
S(%) less than 0.004
Blade Length; 10 1/2inch (270mm)
Handle Length; 5 1/2 inch (140mm)
Total Length; 17 inch (430mm)
Knife weight: 6.6oz.
The heel part of the spine width is 3.5mm (3/16inch) wide.
HANDLE; D- shaped Ho (magnolia) with Water Buffalo horn bolster
BLADE; Hitachi white II steel with Kasumi style blackish Damascus blade