ibuki tanzo blank blade forged blue #1 steel Kurouchi Sashimi knife slicer 185mm
This is an especially sharp and high class hardness Japanese knife blade, using core blade blue-1 steel from Yasuki hagane, which is reputed to be the top grade of steel for knives. Aogami Blue -1steel is Alloy steel with W and Cr, to improve heat-treatment properties and wear resistance.
The knife is double edged blade version of the single edged Yanagiba Sashimi knife famously used for preparing sushi, sliced a fish, also serves as regular Sujihiki knives.
-- Item detail -- approx size and weight
Sashimi knife slicer, double edged knife
Blade length 185mm, Cutting edged length 182mm, Total length 280mm,Blade width 30mm, Blade thickness 1.2 to 3.0mm,
Tang length 85mm, Tang width 4 to 10mm, Tang thickness 3.0 mm, 76g
-- Material --
*Blade: Blue 1 steel, base:soft iron, double edged *heat treated and Sharp edged blade
*Black smith, Tadayoshi Tokaji
*Construction: San Mai, hand-forged in the traditional way
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
Sale discount note: The tang part of this knife blank was rough finished. It's not level or flat or symmetrical in some cases. However you can re-shape with file, hammer or vice, because tang material is soft iron.
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.