About This Item
TESSHU Sakimaru Takohiki Damascus 300mm Blue I steel blade with Octagonal shaped Ebony Handle and water buffalo bolster
****if you need wood cover, a custom white ash or cherry saya is available. It is $45, and it will take 3 to 7 days normally****
TESSHU 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 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.
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.
It is over one hundred years later now after his living era, but we might need the person, who is like him our age, so I have nothing relationship with him, but I deeply respect him, and I use his first name for our knife brand name. Hopefully, we keep track of the right way in the future like him without going wrong way. 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 (143mm) Total Length; 17 3/4 inch (450mm) Knife weight is 8oz. The heel part of the spine width is 4.5mm (3/16 inch) wide. The width from the heel to the spine; 31mm (1 3/8inch) Handle; octagonal shaped ebony handle w/ water buffalo horn bolster BLADE; Damascus blue I Steel Blade