About This Item
MASASHI KOBO Yanagi Kiritsuke 330mm White II Steel blade With charred D-Shaped Chestnut Handle with Magnolia Wooden Cover
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 kasumi finish white II steel. Hagane: Hitachi Steel Co.
White II steel (pure high carbon steel):
P(%) less than 0.025
S(%) less than 0.004
Blade Length from the tip to the heel); 13 1/4 inch (335mm)
Handle Length; 5 7/8 inch (148mm)
Total Length; 19 1/8 inch (485mm)
Knife weight: 9.0oz.
The heel part of the spine width is 5.0mm (3/16inch) wide
The width of the blade from the heel to the spine; 43mm
HANDLE; charred D- shaped Chestnut with Water Buffalo horn bolster
BLADE; Hitachi white II steel with Kasumi style blade