Ibuki blank blade Custom knife Making hand forged Aogami super blue steel Gyuto 180mm
Ibuki series of premium professional use knives are made of Aogami Super blue steel, resulting in excellent sharpness and edged life. Made by Takayuki Iwai who is certified Japanese traditional craft-man in Echizen.
-- Item detail -- approx size and weight
Blade length 180mm, Total length 275mm, Blade width 45mm, Blade thickness 2 to 4.5mm,
Tang length 86mm (from machi to end), Tang width 12mm, Tang tickness 2 to 4 mm, 125g
-- Material --
*Blade: Aogami Super blue steel, Double edge
base:soft iron, double edged *heat treated and Sharp edged blade
*Black smith, Takayuki Iwai
*Construction: San Mai, hand-forged
Note: There are some tiny rust and crack on body steel and tang part, it's not defective. Japanese traditional Kurouchi finish.
*approx size and weight
A brand new, Made in Japan
*Price is include a knife
Paying Particular Attention to the Center of Gravity
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 it is devised in a way that it is a joy to hold.
About Iwai Knives
Mr. Genmatsu Iwai, the father of Mr. Takayuki Iwai and the first-generation head established the Iwai Knife Factory in 1961. Genmatsu created kitchen knives as a craftsman exclusively working at a knife wholesaler in Sakai, Osaka, the largest Japanese knife-producing area in Japan. Takayuki too, spent his childhood in Sakai. But because of the war, Genmatsu lost his job, and he moved to Echizen (Takefu City in Fukui Prefecture today) where his relatives lived. He opened a small studio there, and resumed his knifesmithing work. Meanwhile, Takayuki pursued knifesmithing beginning in his teenage years, and since then, has devoted more than 55 years of his life to the craft.
Mr. Iwai conducts almost every process in knifesmithing - from the ancient Japanese way of smith forging (the process of layering steel and soft iron that becomes the blade by hand), the production of the blade, up to the attachment of the handle.