This is a somewhat unique knife. According to Tabata, there are many wild deer in Tanagashima and this knife is very popular with local hunters who use these for skinning, gutting, and boning the deer. We are calling it a butchering knife. It's thick with a nice shape if you're working with a carcass that is hanged and the steel is excellent for getting a razor-sharp edge.
Tabata Hamono is a small blacksmith shop on Tanagashima Island, located south of Kagoshima Prefecture in Kyushu. Chefknivestogo is proud to be the first dealer for this company in the USA. We hope you will give one of these unique knives a try. They're excited to have our website representing them.
Blacksmith: Tabata Hamono
Brand Name: Tanegashima
Construction: San Mai, Hammer Forged
Location: Tanegashima, Japan
Edge Steel: White #1 (Shirogami #1)
Bevel: Double Bevel
Weigtht: 8.8 oz (250 g)
Blade Length: 163 mm
Total Length: 284 mm
Spine Thickness at Heel: 7.8 mm
Blade Height at Heel: 40.0 mm