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Ishikawa White #2 Santoku 185mm Custom
Ishikawa White #2 Santoku 185mm Custom Ishikawa White #2 Santoku 185mm CustomIshikawa White #2 Santoku 185mm CustomIshikawa White #2 Santoku 185mm Custom
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Ishikawa White #2 Santoku 185mm Custom

Item #: C3483

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We recently discovered this blacksmith and after hearing the story and seeing his interview on Japanese TV we decided to introduce his unique knives to our customers. CKTG is his only dealer in the USA.

Ishikawa-san White #2 carbon steel layered with a soft iron cladding. The rustic nature of his knives is very obvious, and they are not the fit and finish kings that other blacksmiths produce. He places value on shape and sharpness more than on aesthetics. But at this price and considering the one-man handmade nature of these blades, that is a plus, not a negative. Mr. Ishikawa does a unique semi-S grind on his blades that are flat on the back side so this knife is made for a right-handed person.

To find such unusual knives made by a craftsman of his caliber and experience is a rare thing. It is topped off with a beautiful octagonal handle made by a small craftsman in southern Japan with a gorgeous burnt oak urushi octagonal look.

  • Blacksmith: Mr. Ishikawa
  • Location: Kami, Japan
  • Construction: Hammer Forged, San Mai
  • Core Steel: White #2
  • Finish: Kurouchi
  • Edge: Asymmetric Right Handed (See Choil Photo)
  • Weight: 5.1 oz/ 146g
  • Blade Length: 188 mm
  • Overal Length: 330 mm
  • Spine Thickness at Heel: 3.5 mm
  • Blade Height at Heel: 49 mm
  • Handle: Urushi Oak Octagonal

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      Excellent, unique knife, April 28, 2022
    Posted By: Noah B.

    This was my first foray into single bevel knives, which took some getting used to (I didn't realize how unnatural it was going to feel to cut in only one direction at first!). But once I got the hang of it I decided to do a little bit of a test—I filleted one scup in the western style and then another with this deba; the deba produced an objectively better fillet with less wasted meat.

    This PARTICULAR knife is really gorgeous (in a rustic sort of way) and well-made, although I did find that it wasn't as sharp out of the box as I wanted it to be, but that was an easy fix. It's also not as heavy as other debas, so if you're looking for heft I'd suggest a more substantial knife. That said, it does everything a deba needs to do and it does it very cleanly, and the lighter blade makes it very a very nimble knife. Highly recommend.


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