Sujihiki knife, Shirogami 2 carbon steel, traditional kasumi finish - Kagekiyo
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A real show stopper of a sujihiki with a Japanese lacquer handle, available in 210mm, 240mm and 270mm with a lead time of around 2 months.
SHAPE: Slicer, or sujihiki. Used for carving.
STEEL: Shirogami (white) 2 steel. It is a reactive carbon steel which is easy to sharpen and holds an edge well. This steel is often chosen for traditional-style Japanese knives.
FINISH: Traditional kasumi polished finish. Kasumi roughly translated to “mist” or “cloud” and refers to the hazy appearance of the soft steel/iron cladding, in contrast to the fine polished cutting edge. This elegant finish is very common on traditional style Japanese blades.
HANDLE: Octagonal handles with urushi lacquer. Japanese lacquerware, referred to as urushi, is created by applying a substance made from the sap of the urushi tree. It provides an attractive finish but is also durable and water resistant and seals and protects the handles. The handle narrows slightly towards the blade to improve grip.
LENGTH: 240mm in length.
MAKER: Baba Hamono - Sakai City, Japan
BEST FOR: To feel top notch craftsmanship in a beautiful knife.
SAUNDERS SAYS: "The grind and fit and finish of these knives is the best I have ever seen. All of the craftsmen involved in creating this knife have dentou-kougeishi, the top award for traditional craftsman. These men know their onions and have created a knife that is truly special."
The spec: 240mm
EDGE LENGTH: 200mm (230mm)
BLADE HEIGHT: 44mm (47mm)
THICKNESS AT HEEL: 3.3mm (3.8mm)
These knives are hand-forged so there may be slight variations in measurements and finishes.