About This Item
Shiraki Mizu Honyaki Wa Gyuto 240mm White II steel blade Mt. Fuji Hamon Japanese Chef Knife Octagonal shaped water buffalo ferrule /ebony handle ****It is a special order wider blade version. Normally, it is 46mm width from the heel to the spine, but this one has 52mm width from the spine to the heel, besides it has to hold the wider bevel and Shinogi style (bevel on the both side and bevel line), so it is essential thing to be little thicker spine width (4mm on the spine width at nearby the heel), and it has ebony handle, so if you are looking for very light weight chef knife, it might not be the one, but if you are looking for medium or little heavier chef knife(total weight 10.1oz.), it might be the one****
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After the processes that video shows, there are many more processes like annealing, and cutting off extra amounts of the shape of the blade, or sanding to the 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.
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Blade Length (from the tip to Machi) ; 9 9/16 inch (242mm) Handle Length; 5 5/8 inch (143mm) Total Length; 15 1/4 inch (388mm) Knife weight is 10.1oz. The heel part of the spine width; 4mm (1/8 inch) wide. The width from the heel to the spine; 52mm (2 1/16inch) ****It is a special order wider blade version**** Handle; octagonal shaped water buffalo horn bolster / ebony body Blade; Mizu Honyaki white II Steel Blade (polish finish like semi-mirror on the flat portion from the spine to the bevel line and polished finish on the bevel to the edge on the both sides) Mt. Fuji Hamon ripple lines are on the both sides.