SHIGEFUSA Santoku Kurouchi 165mm Kasumi Blade Knife
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SHIGEFUSA Santoku Kurouchi 6 1/2inch (165mm) Kasumi Blade Knife With Magnolia handle with Magnolia cover
Mr. Tokifusa Iizuka who makes Shigefusa knife had been an apprentice in Sanjo Seisakujo, Iwasaki Razor (Mr.Kousuke 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 knife and he was very skillfull blacksmith, so he also made carpenter tools and Japanese razor, and more. 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 (they are around late 30fs to 40 years old of age), and they make Shigefusa Knives with their father, Mr. Tokifusa Iizuka. Nowadays, they are the main persons to make Shigefusa knives.
They do not use belt sander, and wheel whetstone. No power tools except for spring hammer. They use Sen which is the one of the file for blacksmith, and whetstones up to finish up their knives. Mr. Iizuka had spent his lots of efforts to find suitable Hagane (pure high carbon Sweden steel) for his knives.
Blade Length (tip to Machi); 6 1/2 inch (165mm) Handle Length; 5 inch (125mm) Total Length; 12 1/4 inch (310mm) Knife weight is 5.5oz. The heel part of the back width is 3mm (1/8 inch) wide. The width of the heel to the spine is 50mm (1 15/16 inch) HANDLE: Magnolia with Water Buffalo horn bolster BLADE: Hagane; pure high carbon Sweden steel Jigane; Gokunan Tetsu which is very soft low carbon iron