Takayuki Shibata came up with this excellent knife for us using R-2 steel and we decided it was worthy of a custom handle. It is a hammer forged, san-mai blade, clad with a soft stainless steel for easy care and added strength. The R-2 cutting edge will sharpen to a razorís edge and due to its outstanding edge retention characteristics, will hold that edge for protracted periods on the cutting board. Shibata-san is an excellent knife sharpener so it will be a top performing knife right out of the box.
Kashima is the name of a famous Japanese naval ship that is beautiful, sleek, modern, and designed to slice through the oceans with grace. We think you'll have the same opinion of this wonderful knife.
Maker: Takayuki Shibata
Region: Echizen Japan
Construction: San Mai, Hammer Forged
Edge Steel: R-2 Powdered Stainless
Edge Grind: Even, See Choil Shot
Engraving: Hand Engraved
Total Weight: 5oz
Blade Length: 220 mm
Spine Thickness at Heel: 2.1 mm
Blade Height: 45 mm
Handle: Rosewood Octagonal
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