About This Item
Shiraki Mizu Honyaki Wa Gyuto 240mm Blue II steel Semi-Mirror Finished blade Chef Knife w/ Octagonal shaped water buffalo ferrule/ebony handle
TESSHU ( this blade has hamon, so there is no Tesshu engraving on the blade) is our Japanese cooking knife brand name which is made by selected very skillful craftsmen in Sakai, Osaka.
Please click here to see the blacksmith of Tesshu
After the processes that video shows, there are many more processes like annealing , and cutting off extra amounts of the shape of the knife, or sanding to knife shape, and heat processes like quenching and tempering. His forging speed is super fast that is very important skill to have great cutlery at HIzukuri (forging process). It makes the particles of the steel structure rougher with heating up many times during forging process. Mr. Kenichi Shiraki is very skillful blacksmith, and he makes before sharpening processes, and Mr. Kazumi Kawakita who is also very skillful sharpening specialist sharpens the blade.
We will try to provide high quality selected knives with reasonable prices.
Blade Length (from the tip to Machi); 9 1/2 inch (240mm) Handle Length; 5 1/2 inch (140mm) Total Length; 15 inch (382mm) Knife weight is 8.0oz. The heel part of the spine width is 3mm (1/8 inch) wide. The width from the heel to the spine; 52mm (2 1/16inch) Handle; octagonal shaped black water buffalo horn bolster / ebony body BLADE; Mizu Honyaki blue II Steel Blade (semi-mirror finish, ripple lines)