Yoshimitsu Santoku 165mm Tamahagane Blade Knife w/ rose wood handle
About This Item
Yoshimitsu Santoku 165mm Tamahagane Blade Knife w/ Ho wood cover
Yoshimitsu was established as steel wheel blacksmith in Nagasaki since 1852 Tamahagane or lower grade steel made like Tamahagane are the only ways to acquire steel in Japan until 1868, when Japan opened the country to Euro countries and United States. Japanese blacksmiths used to use forged steel for the places where need hard to wear or need to be hard steel, so good wheels had been made by forged steel and wood.
There are two things what very famous about Yoshimitsu which is five Brothers work for Yoshimitsu, and the oldest brother who is over 80 Years old president of Yoshimitsu.
The other thing is what Yoshimitsu is very famous that they make own Tamahagane from Iron sand and charcoal burning three days and nights. That is why they can use their knives to Tamahagane and Watetsu.
They make own Hagane and Jigane, so they have lots of knowledge and experiences from their works from steel production to the end of process cutlery making.
They are also make lots of variety of cutlery that their regional people need for work such as hatchet, Ax, sickle, etc.
Blade length (the tip to heel) is 6 1/2inch (165mm).
Knife total length is 11 5/8inch (294mm)
Knife weight is 4.3oz.
The width of the spine at the heel is 3mm (1/8inch) wide.
The blade width from the heel to the spine is 44mm (1 3/4inch) wide.
The blade is made by Tamahagane and soft iron as Jigane, and Tamahagane is not flat steel rod at the beginning (it is just clots), and putting together clots of Tamahagane, and turning over so many times, and getting rid of lower grade potions, so it is very hard to make perfect shape without any scratches and nicks. Therefore, the blade has some minor nicks or scratches. Yoshimitsu Tamahagane cutlery is very sharp, and supple, and viscosity, and easy to sharpen.