ibuki custom Ginsan hand forged Mirror finish Fixed Blade Hunting knife blank 90 mm
Yasuki silver-3 steel is a rust-resistant stainless steel material that, just like age-old carbon steel in Japan, can be forged by a blacksmith using a hammer. The production of knives utilizing Yasuki silver-3 steel is also extremely difficult; and because it requires special techniques, there are only a few blacksmiths in Japan who can make these knives and the number of knives in the market are very few.
The hand forged making and the attaching of the blade and its mirror-finish and all processes were done by traditional craftsman Hiroshi Kajihara of Kurotori tanzo factory, and it is a beautiful knife with a supreme sharpness that lasts.
Blade length 90mm, Blade width 26 to 16mm, Blade thickness 2.2 to 1.6 mm, Total length 230mm, 89g
-- Blade Material --
*Blade: core Blade:Yasuki Silver-3 steel,base:sus stainless
(double edged and fine sharp edged by craftman)
*Construction: San Mai, hand-forged
Note: Polished finish blade has some slight scratch line, clacks and a tiny dimple on the blade. There are some tiny rust and crack on tang part, it's not defective.
-- octagon wooden wa handle --
Size: Total length 125mm, width bottom 25mm to top 21.5mm, thickness bottom 21.0mm to top 17.5mm
*Material: Padoauk wood *wood grain varies *natural wood
Accessory: hand made leather sheath, good fit for this knife
As it's a natural leather made, so it has a tiny scratch.
*approx. size and weight
A brand new, Made in Japan
*Price is include a knife with leather saya.
About Kurotori tanzo
Kurotori is the one of the longest history black smith factory in Kurotori village in Tosa. Now Hiroshi Kajihara, the fourth-generation head, forges various knives, woodworking knives, hunting knife and chef knives. He conducts tempering, forging, hammering, blade edging and to do final setting by hand. We have started new knives which are a rare hand forged made of stainless steel.Please do look forward to that.