About This Item
Used Shigefusa Yanagiba 255mm Kitaeji Swedish Steel blade knife w/ Japanese magnolia Saya
It is one of my customer's collections selling as consignment on our website.
It comes with original paper box and saya, and it is used but very little. I just sharpened and polished it little bit. It is still in excellent condition . ***it is hard to take Kitaeji blade in the pictures, so the actual knife is better condition than the pictures to me*** Mr. Tokifusa Iizuka who makes Shigefusa knife had been an apprentice in Sanjo Seisakujo, Iwasaki Razor (Mr.Kosuke Iwasaki and Mr. Shigeyoshi Iwasaki) to learn how to make razor for 10 years, and then Mr.Iizuka wanted to be Japanese cooking knife blacksmith, so Mr. Shigeyoshi Iwasaki introduced Mr. Iizuka to Mr.Munenori Nagashima who makes Japanese sword and Kasumi and kitaeji knife, etc. Mr. Iizuka became an apprentice again to learn how to make knives to Mr. Nagashima before starting own business Shigefusa. Mr. Iizuka has two sons and they make Shigefusa Knives with their father.
Shigefusa Kitaeji blade is an ideal blade that is harder to crook and easier to sharpen the blade, and the knife is very famous with super sharp edge.
Kitaeji (Damascus) style blade is made of many times holding over old Jigane. Mr. Iizuka also had spent long time to find appropriate Hagane (Swedish steel) for his knives.
Blade Length; 10 1/8inch (255mm) from the tip to the machi Handle Length; 5 1/4 inch (135mm) Total Length; 15 3/8 inch (390mm) Knife weight is 6.3oz. The heel part of the spine width is 4mm(3/16 inch) wide.
HANDLE; Magnolia with Water Buffalo horn bolster BLADE; High Carbon Swedish Pure Carbon steel blade edge
Kitaeji Style (own made Damascus) blade