Enjin SRK8 Kiritsuke 210mm. Our latest blacksmith find, Kyohei Shindo, works and resides in Tosa Japan. He's a young blacksmith with a bright future ahead of him.
The first knives in this new line are made with SRK8 steel which is an alloy that boasts some similarities to Hitachi Shirogami #2. In the case of SRK8, chrome and nickel are added for extra toughness and resilience. The steel is heat-treated to HRC 63+. It should therefore hold a good edge and be easy to sharpen.
These are really good looking knives featuring a well-done kurouchi finish on the upper blade road that fades to a nice matte sand-blasted lower portion. The core SRK8 steel shows really well against this backdrop. A great looking burnt oak wood handle with an urushi finish makes a perfect match for the blade.
*We do NOT have a saya that fits this knife.
Blacksmith: Shindo San
Location: Kami City, Kochi Prefecture Japan
Construction: San Mai, Hammer Forged
Edge Steel: SRK8 Carbon Steel
Cladding: Soft Iron
Finish: Kurouchi/Sand Blast/Polished
Edge Grind: Even
HRC: 63 +-
Handle: Oak Octagonal Burnt Finish
Weight: 6.3 oz (180 g)
Blade Length: 219 mm
Total Length: 370 mm
Spine Thickness at Base: 4 mm
Blade Height: 50 mm