Hitohira Tanaka X Kyuzo Aogami No1 Kurouchi Kiritsuke Gyuto 240mm Yakusugi Cedar Handle
Hammer forged by master bladesmith Yoshikazu Tanaka and hand sharpened by expert Kyuzo. This blade is forged from Aogami 1 prized for its high hardness, fine grain structure, and superior wear resistance. The knife has an excellent wide bevel grind and is extremely thin behind the edge for fine and precise cutting.
The spine and choil have been rounded and polished giving this series a luxurious feeling in the hand. The octagonal handle is made from rare cedar wood felled at Yakushima island, a world heritage site off the coast of mainland Japan.
Smith: Tanaka Blacksmith / TANAKA HAMONO
Producing Area: Sakai-Osaka/ Japan
Steel Type: Carbon Steel
Steel: Yasuki Blue (Aogami) #1, Soft Iron Clad
Handle: Cedar & Buffalo Horn Ferrule Octagonal
Total Length: 392mm
Edge Length: 232mm
Handle to Tip Length: 246mm
Blade Height: 51mm
Handle Length: 146mm
Hand Orientation: Ambidextrous
Handle Maker: Taihei