Introducing the extraordinary craftsmanship of Itsuo Doi, son of the renowned Blacksmith Keijiro Doi. Carrying on his father's legacy, Itsuo's blades exhibit the remarkable qualities that made the Doi name famous.
Designed with a classic kengata profile, Doi-san has exceeded expectations. The blade, fashioned from his preferred Aogami #2 steel, boasts a remarkable hardness of 62+ HRC. The ni-mai gind style is artfully executed using traditional soft iron outer cladding. While this knife requires diligent care to prevent corrosion due to its reactivity, it has been polished to a mirror finish on the front side of the blade.
The Sakai Takayuki Hein Series represents the pinnacle of Japanese knife making.
Blacksmith: Itsuo Doi
Construction: Ni Mai, Hammer Forged
Location: Sakai, Japan
Grand: Sakai Takayuki
Edge Steel: Blue #2
Cladding: Soft Iron
Finish: Mirror Polish
Weight: 12.8oz (362 g)
Edge Length: 187 mm from tip to heel
Total Length: 340 mm
Edge Grind: Single Bevel Right Handed
Handle: Ebony Octagonal
Ferrule: Buffalo Horn
Black Saya Included