MASASHI KOBO Wa Gyuto Black Hammered Finish 240mm Blue II Steel
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MASASHI KOBO Wa Gyuto Black Hammered Finish 240mm Blue II Steel blade With Charred Octagonal Shaped Chestnut Handle with Magnolia Cover
I have got very 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 black hammered finish (kurouchi tsuchime), and blue II steel cladding soft iron
Hagane: Hitachi Steel Co.
blue II steel:
P(%) less than 0.025
S(%) less than 0.004
Blade Length; 9 1/2inch (240mm)
Handle Length; 5 3/4 inch (145mm)
Total Length; 15 1/2inch (395mm)
Knife weight: 8.4oz.
The width from the heel to the spine: 53mm (2 1/8 inch) The heel part of the spine width is 3mm (1/8inch) wide.
HANDLE; Charred octagonal shaped chestnut with Water Buffalo horn bolster
BLADE; Hitachi blue II steel with Sanmai Uchi (cladding style)