Many people like to customize their knives with different handles, either seeking a new look, feel, or balance. Custom handles are fun and sometimes very fancy. Usually we sell blades-only in our medium- to high-end ranges but we have made some of these no-handle blades available to those of you who wish to play in this sandbox but do not want to overspend.
We are particularly enamored with the knives that are being made under the Kohetsu Shinano banner. They represent one of the best values on our site. Shinano brand knives are made using the ever popular Blue #2 steel. This is by far one of the most loved steels in the world of Japanese knives. It is a high carbon steel that is known for its superior edge retention and its ability to take a more acute edge than White steels. The core steel is hardened to 62 HRC. An outer layer of stainless steel is applied san-mai style to protect and strengthen the Blue #2 inner core. It also makes daily maintenance a lot easier.
These would be a great blade to use if you are starting up on your own handle making voyage. Or we can supply you with one of many custom options created by our master woodworkers.
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Construction: San Mai
Edge Steel: Blue #2
Knife Type: Gyuto
Weight: 5 ounces
Blade Length: 215 mm
Blade Height: 48 mm
Spine Thickness: 4mm
Grind: Even 50/50
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