We are always looking out for new stuff here at CKTG, whether itís original and unique products or exciting new talents entering the world of knife making. We love giving these young, and sometimes not so young, blacksmiths a path to show the world what wonderful things they can do with a piece of steel.
We are very excited to introduce you to a new smith who is making knives for the first time in his career. Kei Kobayashi has, up till now, been a very talented sharpener and finisher working for a couple of the top blacksmiths. But he recently branched out into knifemaking himself and these knives are the first of his offerings to reach these shores. Considering his short time at the forge we have to say that we are extremely impressed.
Kobayashi-san is using the wonderful PM steel known as SG2 for these knives and this pleases us greatly. We are big fans of this high tech steel for many reasons, none less than its outstanding edge performance and toughness together with its ability to take a super fine edge. The core of SG2 is encased in a jigane of a soft stainless steel to protect the core and also make sharpening much easier. The outer layer is given a fine hairline finish to contrast with the polished SG2 edge steel.
These knives are real lasers. They are very thin and light and have a wonderful feel on the cutting board. The perfect balance of the knife is achieved with the use of a very unusual seven-sided one-piece handle made from pakka wood which is finished with a great feeling lacquer treatment.
We are excited to offer these new knives to our customers while enabling this young smith to sing his song, which so far is note perfect!
Weight: 5.8 oz (166 g)
Edge Length: 242 mm
Total Length: 392 mm
Spine Thickness at Base: 1.9 mm
Blade Height: 52.7 mm