About This Item
Shiraki Mizu Honyaki Yanagiba 300mm Blue I steel Semi Mirror Finished blade with Ebony Handle
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.
The brand name, Tessue derives from Tesshu Yamaoka who is a master swordsman, Zen master, and calligraphy master. I have nothing relationship with him, but I deeply respect him, and I use his first name for our brand name. Hopefully, we will keep track of right way like him in the future.
We will try to provide high quality selected knives with reasonable prices.
Blade Length (from the tip to Machi); 11 3/4 inch (300mm) Handle Length; 5 5/8 inch (144mm) Total Length; 17 3/4 inch (450mm) Knife weight is 8.1oz. The heel part of the spine width is 4.5mm (3/16 inch) wide. The width from the heel to the spine; 35mm (1 3/8inch) Handle; Ebony Handle (water buffalo ferrule and white line and ebony)
BLADE; Mizu Honyaki Blue I Steel Blade (mirror finish on the bevel side of HIra, flat portion, and a ripple line on the both sides of the blade)