SHIGEFUSA Yanagiba 300mm Kitaeji blade Knife

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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. 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 now.

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 easiler 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). Mr. Iizuka had spent his lots of efforts for a long time to find right Hagane (Sweden steel) for his knives that is used his knives.

Blade Length; 11 3/4inch (300mm) Handle Length; 5 3/4 inch (145mm) Total Length; 17 3/4 inch (450mm) Knife weight is 6.6oz. The heel part of the back width is 5mm(3/16 inch) wide.

HANDLE; Magnolia with Water Buffalo horn bolster BLADE; High quality Sweden steel blade edge Kitaeji Style (Damascus) blade