MASASHI KOBO Wa Petty Knife Black Hammered Finish 165mm Blue II Steel
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MASASHI KOBO Wa Petty Knife Black Hammered Finish 165mm 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. C(%) Si(%) Mn(%) P S Chrome Tungsten blue II steel 1.0-1.10 0.10-0.20 0.20-0.30 less than 0.025 less than 0.004 0.20-0.50 1.00-1.50
Blade Length; 6 1/2inch (165mm) Handle Length; 5 inch (125mm) Total Length; 11 3/4inch (300mm) Knife weight: 3.9oz. The heel part of the spine width is 2mm (1/8inch) wide.
HANDLE; Charred octagonal shaped chestnut with Water Buffalo horn bolster BLADE; Hitachi blue II steel with Sanmai Uchi (cladding style)