Japanese leather knife Hand forged Takao Shibano hammered blue 2 steel thin blade 36mm
This is an especially sharp Japanese leather craft cutting knife, using Blue-2 steel from Yasuki, which is reputed to be the top grade of steel for knives.
This knife is made by hand forged, Takao Shibano who is one of the most famous craft-man.
By creating a thickness near the handle, the center of gravity lies near the user’s hand. This gives the knife a good balance and high class cutting ability.
-- Item detail --
Total length 128 mm, Blade length 36 mm, Blade thickness 0.8 to 2.4 mm
Tang length 52mm, Tang width 13mm, Tang thickness 3.0 mm
*Black smith, Takao Shibano
*Construction: Tansetsu, hand-forged in the traditional way
*Size and weight is approx.
-- Material --
*Blade: Yasuki Blue-2 steel / Single edged for right hand
-- Note --
Blade note: the blade is not complete straight blade (it have a tiny curved), because made by hand forged type. Please whet final edged before use.
A brand new, Price is include a knife.
Made in Japan
Note: The inscriptions of black smith sign is less visible, because urasuki polished.
Japanese Tansetsu ancient forged techniques
The base metal composed of soft iron and the hard blade metal are bound together by sprinkling bonding material on top of the heated base metal. The bound metals are then hammered numerous times on top of a block of steel and heated on the furnace. This repetitive procedure binds the two metals together. The hard blade metal becomes the blade of the knife while the soft iron supports the blade; resulting in a sharp edge and forms the base of a heavy-duty knife.