Steel is made by the Hitachi Metals Company and is the go to steel for customers that want top performance in a high quality carbon steel. With an HRC of 65, some blacksmiths won't be able to heat treat the steel properly but Sukenari can.
This Sukenari has a double sided edge that is 50/50 and has a nice Kiri tip. In fact, the very fine blade and thin profile go together to create a knife that is very nimble and easy to use. It's a blade fit for almost all uses. The knife has a versatile profile with a sizable sweet spot for chopping, a gentle belly for rock cutting, and a thin pointed tip for detail work.
We are making some of these formidable blades available with selected custom handles made by our favorite woodworkers. We will update the pictures and specifications to match the latest available combination.
Blacksmith: Mr. Hinaki
Location: Toyama, Japan
Construction: San Mai
Edge Steel: Aogami Super Steel
Cladding: Hairline Stainless Steel
Finish: Mirror Polish
Weight: 6.8 oz/ 195g
Blade Length: 235 mm
Overall Length: 386 mm
Thickness at Heel: 2.6 mm
Blade Height: 51.2 mm
Please note you will get the knife in the photos.