A great introduction to single bevel or yanagiba knives, these are hand-forged by Keijiro Doi in Blue #2 steel. This knife is a work of functional art and has a beautiful mirror finish. Mr. Doi, now 84 years old, entered into blacksmithing at the age of 19 as an apprentice to his father. He is considered a traditional craftsman and in 1987 received the highest honor from The Ministry of International Trade and Industry.
Referring to the famous phrase "Go West,Young Man",I say "Buy one of Mr. Doi’s Yanagis,My Friend". Mr. Doi’s knives are exceptional; they are the sharpest and smoothest edges I have ever experienced. It is out of this world,just unreal. I don’t have enough words to describe it. Get one before it is too late; he is retired.
Very good knife,VERY sharp,well worth the price.
OUTSTANDING service,THANKS for working with me to get the knife to me very,very FAST. Will order more in the future