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Kitaoka 240mm Yanagiba Blue #2
Kitaoka 240mm Yanagiba Blue #2
Kitaoka 240mm Yanagiba Blue #2

Kitaoka 240mm Yanagiba Blue #2

Item #: Kitaoka 240 Y Blue
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  • Maker: Kitaoka
  • Size: 240mm
  • Type: Yanagiba
  • Steel: Blue #2
  • HRC: 62-63
  • Handle: Ho Wood D
  • Ferrule: Black Plastic
  • Finish: Satin

    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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  • Customer Reviews
    Average rating is 5
    By:  Daniel
    New Caney Texas
    Great knife! I have little experience at using this kind of knife but I sharped it once and it cuts like a razorblade!
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