About This Item
Yoshimitsu Santoku 165mm White II Steel Blade Knife Oval shaped Ho Handle and Water Buffalo Ferrule
Yoshimitsu was established as steel wheel blacksmith in Nagasaki since 1852 There are two things what very famous about Yoshimitsu which works with five Brothers, and the oldest brother who is over 90 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 with Tamahagane and Watetsu.
They also make lots of variety of cutleries. They like to make cutlery for the regional people job demand, such as hatchet, Ax, sickle, and etc.
White II steel B is high carbon pure steel that has 1.0 to 1.1 carbon content. It is also pure carbon steel, so it has smaller steel structure, and it means it is able to get very fine sharp edge (smaller amount of steel molecule fall apart by sharpening or cutting stress).
It is Sanmai-uchi (soft iron cladding).
Blade length (from the tip to the heel) is 6 1/2inch (165mm).
Knife total length is 12 1/4inch (310mm)
Knife weight is 4oz.
The heel part of the spine width is 3mm (1/8 inch) wide.
The blade width from the heel to the spine is 47mm (1 7/8 inch) wide.