TESSHU Usuba 180mm Blue II steel blade Knife

Item: tesshu-usuba-180mm-blue-ii-steel-blade-kn180
Regular Price: $205.00
Price: $175.00

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TESSHU Usuba 180mm Blue II steel blade Knife with D shaped Ho Handle

*** this knife is no engraving brand name version. Some people prefer no brand name on the blade. It has just Ao II Ko engraving on the flat concave side***

@@@ a custom ash wood cover is available separately. It is $35. It normally takes a couple days to make it. @@@

TESSHU is our Japanese cooking knife brand name which is made by selected very skillful craftsmen in Sakai, Osaka.

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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 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 (larger structure) 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. We will try to provide high quality selected knives with reasonable prices.

Blade Length (from the tip to the machi); 5 1/4 inch (180mm) Handle Length; 5 inch (126mm) Total Length; 12 1/2 inch (313mm) Knife weight is 6.6oz. The heel part of the spine width is 5mm (3/16 inch) wide. The width from the heel to the spine; 43mm (1 3/4 inch) Handle; Ho (Japanese magnolia) D shaped water buffalo horn bolster BLADE; Kasumi blue II steel blade