About This Item
SHIGEFUSA Deba Kitaeji 180mm Blade Knife With Magnolia handle with Magnolia cover
Mr. Tokifusa Iizuka who makes Shigefusa knife had been an apprentice in Sanjo Seisakujo(Mr.Kousuke Iwasaki and Mr. Shigeyoshi Iwasaki) 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 knife. 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 together now.
That is the best way to inherit those special skills to descendant.
A son see his father works right after born every day, if the works is something wrong or not fun to do entire life, young kids knew it from his instinct, and he never take over the father business. Shigefusafs job must be so good, and worth to do spending entire their life, because he got two inheritances, not just one.
Honyaki knife is harder to crook after using the knife for a long time, but it is very hard to sharpen. Kasumi knife is easier to sharpen, but it might be crooked after using for a long time.
Shigefusa Kitaeji knife is an ideal knife 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 so many times holding over Jigane and Sweden steel (Hagane).
Blade Length; 7 1/4inch (180mm) Handle Length; 5 inch (128mm) Total Length; 12 1/4 inch (310mm) Knife weight is 9.0oz. The heel part of the spine width is 8mm (5/16 inch) wide.
HANDLE; Magnolia with Water Buffalo horn bolster