Shibata san is making a limited number of these sweet knives made from top-shelf Blue #2 steel, and this one is his take on a deba knife with a kiri tip. The knife has a nice sized handle made with rosewood and black pakka wood, and the engraving shows the date of manufacture.
Lest we forget, this knife carries all of the outstanding attributes that Shibata-san endows in his knives. In this case, a beautifully executed grind and wonderful behind the edge thinness. Lastly, the knife's uniqueness is further enhanced with the inclusion of a hand-engraved date stamp on each blade, attesting to the date of manufacture.
Blacksmith: Ikeda San
Sharpener: Shibata San
Location: Hiroshima, Japan
Construction: San Mai, Hammer Forged
Edge Steel: Aogami #2
Cladding: Stainless Steel
Rockwell Hardness: 62
Handle: Rosewood Octagonal
Weight: 9.6 oz / 272g
Blade Length: 167 mm
Overall Length: 303 mm
Spine Thickness at Heel: 7.19 mm
Blade Height at Heel: 51.26 mm
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