SHIGEFUSA Yanagiba Kasumi 255mm Blade Knife
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SHIGEFUSA Yanagiba Kasumi 255mm Blade Knife With Magnolia Handle with Magnolia wood 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 Shigefusa Knives are making with their father now.
Kasumi style blade is made of Softer steel (Jigane) and Harder steel on the blade edge, Sweden steel(Hagane). It is not ordinary Sweden steel. Mr. Iizuka has researched all kinds of steels for blade, and it was found out. It is Swedish pure high Carbon steel, but we do not know which one it is.
Blade Length; 10 1/16 inch (255mm) Handle Length; 5 1/8 inch (132mm) Total Length: 15 1/2 inch (395mm) Knife weight is 4.5oz. The heel part of the spine width is 3mm (3/16inch) wide.
HANDLE: Magnolia with Water Buffalo horn bolster BLADE: High quality Swedish pure high Carbon steel and soft iron