The Tani White #2 line of single bevel knives are a new addition to this great value line of kitchen knives forged by blacksmith Tani san. He is a second-generation craftsman who plies his trade out of his shop in Sakai City. We are very impressed with the knives he is making from Hitachi White #2 steel.
The construction is hammer forged ni-mai single bevel with the core steel being clad with a soft iron on top. Construction and fit and finish are very well executed, especially for a knife at this price point.
The handle is made from magnolia wood with a traditional D shaped handle and buffalo horn ferrule.
Blacksmith: Mr. Tani
Location: Sakai, Japan
Construction: Hammer Forged, Ni Mai
Edge Steel: White #2
Cladding: Soft Iron
Finish: Migaki (Means "Polished" in Japanese)
Edge Grind: Even
Weight: 4.5 oz / 126g
Blade Length: 207 mm
Overall Length: 348 mm
Spine Thickness at Heel: 3.98 mm
Blade Height at Heel: 30.27 mm
Handle: Magnolia Wood
Ferrule: Buffalo Horn
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