Hitohira Tanaka Kyuzo Aogami Super Migaki Gyuto 240mm Makassar Ebony
Brand: Hitohira ひ と ひ ら (一片)
Smith: Tanaka Blacksmith 田中 打 刃 物 製作 所
Production area: Sakai-Osaka / Japan
Steel type: carbon steel (Stainless)
Steel: Yasuki Blue (Aogami) Super, soft iron coating
Handle: Taihei Makassar ebony ferrule and octagonal buffalo horn, Come with Saya
Total length: 390 mm
Edge length: 232 mm
Handle length to tip: 242 mm
Blade height: 50 mm
Handle length: 146 mm
Hand orientation: ambidextrous
He is firmly committed to forging forged steel knives without touching the stainless steel or the main firing. As for the forge, it is without a doubt the upper class of blacksmiths. Because it is made by hand, you are going to see a marked difference in product and quality.
Kyuzo's dad, Heihachi, is one of Sakai's busiest sharpeners. Heihachi's workshop and hallway were always filled with knives waiting to be sharpened. Although Kyuzo initially worked under his father's guidance to learn the basics of coarse sharpening, he eventually became a student of Kambei, known as one of Sakai's best sharpeners because he knew best. how to sharpen large double bevel knives. After a few years of training, he developed his style based on these respective masters, his father and Kambei. Today Kyuzo is one of the few people who can sharpen a wide double bevel with a very good Shinogi line in Sakai, one of the most difficult sharpening techniques.