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Kitaoka 240mm Kiritsuke Blue #2
Kitaoka 240mm Kiritsuke Blue #2
Kitaoka 240mm Kiritsuke Blue #2

Kitaoka 240mm Kiritsuke Blue #2

Item #: Kitaoka 240 Kiritsuke Blue
Our Price: $215.00
Availability: Usually ships the same business day
  • Maker: Kitaoka
  • Size: 240mm
  • Type: Kiritsuke
  • Steel: Blue #2
  • HRC: 62-63
  • Handle: Ho Wood D
  • Ferrule: Black Plastic
  • Finish: Satin
  • Single Bevel

    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.

  • weight: 5.4oz
  • blade length: 233mm (9.17in)
  • total length: 380mm (14.96in)
  • spine thickness at base: 3.7mm
  • blade height: 37.36mm

    Kitaoka photo Kitaoka_zpsec71caf7.jpg

  • Customer Reviews
    Average rating is 4
    By:  kelly
    decent made knife,no flaws,handle seems a bit small (more fit for a small hand). Knife is about 1 inch top to bottom,so feels in hand like a slicer (yanagi). good price for blue steel #2.
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