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Hitohira Kikuchiyo Mosuke Kikko Blue #1 Yanagiba 300mm Ziricote Handle (Saya)

1075,22  (inc. Tax)

Yanagiba forged by Kikuchiyo blacksmith and sharpened by Mosuke. Made from great Yasuki Blue (Aogami) #1 carbon steel type blade with unique damascus look. Length of the blade is 300 mm, with ebony wood japanese style handle. Perfectly balanced with beautiful hamon line. Amazing knife for great sushi chef.

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Producing Area: Sakai-Osaka/ Japan
Profile: Yanagiba
Size: 300mm
Steel Type: Carbon Steel
Steel: Yasuki Blue (Aogami) #1, Carbon Damascus Clad
Handle: Ziricote & Buffalo Horn Ferrule Octagonal
Total Length: 453mm
Edge Length: 290mm
Handle to Tip Length: 305mm
Blade Height: 36mm
Thickness: 4.2mm
Handle Length: 144mm
Weight: 235g
Hand Orientation: Right-Handed
Sharpener: Mosuke

Comes with saya.

Made by  Kikuchiyo Blacksmith

In the early 2000s, Kikuchiyo was invited by master craftsman of Sakai to join them as a blacksmith. The art of blacksmithing is physical, the rough working environment of fire and iron takes a toll on the body and many of the masters’ abilities begin to wane in their forties and fifties. As Kikuchiyo started earlier in life, he has gained most of the knowledge and skill of fine forging and quenching, before his physical abilities deteriorate.

Kikuchiyo proactively experimented with new steels not generally used by Sakai’s blacksmith, steels such as stainless. His experience and skill have made his Ginsan (Silver 3) knives popular among Japanese cuisine chef’s, many stating “If you use Kikuchiyo’s Ginsan once, you will never replace it”.

Kikuchiyo is also known for fine Honyaki quenching, beautiful Hamon and the correct hardness and gumminess are only achievable by experienced masters achieving the correct temperature. His Honyaki is supported by many of Sakai’s sharpeners and finishers, professionals who know what makes a good kitchen knife.

When Kikuchiyo joined as a blacksmith, he dreamed of success and becoming a great man. He continues to develop his skills as a craftsman, modelling each of his knives on the image of his master’s forge

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Right Handed



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