Shokei blank blade Kurouchi white 2 steel Tanto Fixed Blade katana Knife 95mm
The knives produced by Japanese traditional techniques of Japanese sword, Koshiki tanzo(the ancient Japanese way of smith forging).
To pursue easy-grind and toughness of the blade, he mainly uses valuable wrought iron or old aged Japanese steel for base steel, tries not to use modern iron as much as possible. These rare iron was used for buildings and shipbuilding over 100 years ago.
He makes with forge welding to finishing by hand one by one, not using containing blade materials. Please finish it to a special handle and enjoy custom knife making.
2023 New model
We set even the tough blade edged on this small knife. Although It seems that like a Japanese traditional katana tanto knife, this knife will be useful for various use. The knife is small blade size, however it have thickness blade body and tang part.
-- Item detail --
Total length 188mm, Blade length 95mm, Cutting edged length 95-100mm, Blade width 21mm, Blade thickness 2 to 4.3 mm, 57g
Tang length 75mm, Handle width 65 mm, tang thickness 1.3 to 4.3mm
-- Material --
*Blade: white 2 steel, base: soft iron, double edged
*Blade note: Hanmaru is a well-rounded shape do-all knife.
*hole size of tang: Diameter 4mm x 1
*A brand new, Made in Japan
*Black smith, Shokei Funaki
*Construction: San Mai, hand-forged in the traditional way
It is important to note that there will be subtle differences because it is difficult to craft a knife to the exact size, thickness and design specifications. *Sizes have variations of up to about 5mm. There are some tiny rust and crack on body steel, shinogi of blade and tang part, it's not defective. Japanese traditional Kurouchi finish.
About Shokei Funaki
Birth: Oct. 17th, 1972 in Yokohama, Japan
Since his ancestry, both paternal and maternal line, were a swordsmith or designing/processing metal, he yearned for swordsmith since he was a child. While he learnt forging by himself in his teens, interacted with a swordsmith in Sanjo, Niigata. He came to be interested to produce an useful knife. After working at a Japanese restaurant for 3 years, he was apprenticed to a Mr. Teiichiro Yamaguchi in Yoshisada Hamono where is a blacksmith factory originated from swordsmith continued from 300 years. He finally built a blacksmith workshop in Yashiro, Kyoto deep in the mountain where there are Kinkakuji temple.
Trying to use wrought iron or old aged Japanese steel for base steel and avoids the use of modern iron as much as possible.
He is one of the few blacksmiths who makes uneven quality of iron to exclusive knife by high skills and techniques. All procedures, attaching blade and creating handle are made by himself.
He also pays attention of the center of gravity of the blade so that the knife keeping a good balance. It gives easy to hold for everyone.
He also produce Tamahagane making of Japanese nails of ancient times with the method of grafting, knives and short sword of Tamahagame. We unfortunately don’t deal in Tamahagane line because of very expensive products.