Kobayashi SG2 Damascus Santoku 170mm. Kei Kobayashi is a young blacksmith who, until now, was mainly involved in knife sharpening and finishing. He's done some excellent knives for us over the past year and this is another beauty!
He has picked SG2 as the first steel he will be offering. The super dense grain structure and purity of SG2 make it both harder and yet less brittle than other similar steels. So we have a knife with the ability to take and retain a very fine edge that is also incredibly durable. It is this combination of outstanding edge performance and toughness that results in SG2 being considered by many to be one of the worlds best blade materials for use in kitchen knives. The inner core of SG2 is clad with a softer stainless steel for added protection.
These are lasers in the true sense of the word. They are super thin and very well finished. The spine and choil areas have been nicely rounded and the stainless jigane and comes with a beautiful damascus cladding on the knife. The knife comes with a very nice walnut octagonal handle with maple ferrule that is installed Tokyo style with a gapped machi which you can see in the photos. This is an impressive knife!
Blade Length: 170mm
Blade Height: 49.8mm
Spine Thickness at Base: 2mm
Weight: 4.5oz / 128g
Handle: Walnut Octagonal
Ferrule: Maple Octagonal
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