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Kitaoka 180mm Usuba Blue #2
Kitaoka 180mm Usuba Blue #2
Kitaoka 180mm Usuba Blue #2

Kitaoka 180mm Usuba Blue #2

Item #: Kitaoka Usuba AO Blue
Our Price: $176.00
Availability: Usually ships the same business day
  • Maker: Kitaoka
  • Size: 180mm
  • Type: Usuba
  • Steel: Blue #2
  • HRC: 62-63
  • Handle: Ho Wood D
  • Ferrule: Black Plastic
  • Finish: Satin
  • Right Handed Only Available currently.

    Director: Hideo Kitaoka Traditional Craftsman Born: March 23, 1950

    I was born on March 23, 1950. It has been over 30 years since I succeeded our family business of pounding knives. I have been doing my best to learn skills a little bit at a time from watching how my father worked. There has been many times when I felt frustrated, but it is fun and really enjoyable to make 10 or 20 knives with the same shape by pounding a hammer on red-hot iron lump. I think thatís what the mind of craftsman is. Traditional handicraftsmen requires us to acquire one skill at a time and we have to learn it with our hands and body. I have realized how difficult to keep traditional handicraftsmen. I make Deba and Japanese knives mainly, and I would like to try my best to make amazingly sharp and ďcut that-makes-you-feel-greatĒ knives as the 3rd generation.

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