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Hitohira Tanaka Kyuzo Blue #1 Damascus Gyuto 270mm Taihei Ebony Handle

1015,93  (inc. Tax)

Mirror Gyuto forged by Tanaka blacksmith and sharpened by Kyuzo. Made from great Yasuki Blue (Aogami) #1 type and Damascus Clad steel. Size of the blade is 270 mm, with Taihei Ebony & Buffalo Horn Ferrule japanese style ocatgonal handle. Perfectly balanced with beautiful finish (read details below). Amazing knife.

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Smith: Tanaka Blacksmith 田中打刃物製作所
Producing Area: Sakai-Osaka/ Japan
Profile: Gyuto
Size: 270mm
Steel Type: Carbon Steel
Steel: Yasuki Blue (Aogami) #1, Carbon Damascus Clad
Handle: Taihei Ebony & Buffalo Horn Ferrule Octagonal
Total Length: 426mm
Edge Length: 258mm
Handle to Tip Length: 273mm
Blade Height: 54mm
Thickness: 2.5mm
Handle Length: 152mm
Weight: 221g
Hand Orientation: Ambidextrous
Sharpener: Kyuzo


Kyuzo’s father Heihachi is one of the busiest sharpeners in Sakai. Heihachi’s workshop room and corridor were always filled with knives waiting to be sharpened. Although Kyuzo initially worked under his father to learn the foundation of rough sharpening, eventually he became a student of Kambei, known as one of the best sharpeners in Sakai because he knew best how to sharpen wide double bevel knives. After a few years of training, he built his style based on both his father and Kambei’s respective styles. Today, Kyuzo is one of only a few people who can sharpen wide double bevel with really good Shinogi-line in Sakai, one of the most challenging techniques in sharpening.


Because Tanaka’s way of quenching, knife does not produce a Kurouchi dark finish enough. So in order to produce the finish, which is both aesthetically pleasing and useful in protecting against rust, sharpener uses a special and secret technique that has been used in Sakai for a long time and etches the surface of the knife.

This way of finishing creates the dark and beautiful Kurouchi finish found on this special line. While both types of Kurouchi finishes can fade over time, the etching technique used by sharpener may fade faster.

This is not signed that anything is wrong with the blade. so please do not worry if this happens, as it is natural.

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Tanaka Blacksmith 田中打刃物製作所

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