About This Item
Shigefusa Yanagiba 300mm Kitaeji Swedish Steel blade knife w/ Japanese magnolia Saya 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 and kitaeji 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.
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 so many times holding over Jigane and Swedish high carbon steel (Hagane). Mr. Iizuka had spent long time to find right Hagane (Sweden steel) for his knives that is used his knives.
Blade Length; 12 1/16inch (307mm) from the tip to the machi Handle Length; 5 3/4 inch (147mm) Total Length; 17 3/4 inch (450mm) Knife weight is 6.0oz. The heel part of the back 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 (Damascus) blade