Japanese leather knife Hand forged Takao Shibano blue 2 steel 36mm making kit
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.
The kit is ready-made round shape Japanese yama sakura wooden handle blank. *You can set it with ease.
-- Item detail --
Total length 128 mm, Blade length 36 mm, Blade thickness 1.0 to 2.5 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 and a wooden blank.
Made in Japan
Note: The inscriptions of black smith sign is less visible, because urasuki polished.
-- wooden handle --
Japanese Yama sakura wood *wood grain varies *natural wood
Size: Total length 125mm, width bottom 26.5 mm to top 24.0 mm, thickness bottom 23mm to top 21mm
As it's a natural wood, so it has a tiny scratch.
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.
Please adjust your self its shape perfectly fitting for your tang, as a hole of a wood is cut a tang shape.
This kit is need to be attach a blade to a handle by yourself. Need a epoxy resin or a bond. Please refer to following page.
How to attach a tang to a ready-made wa handle for biginners