Hitohira Tanaka Kyuzo Blue # 1 Migaki Gyuto 240mm Ziricote Handle
Brand: Hitohira ひ と ひ ら (一片)
Blacksmith: Tanaka 田中 打 刃 物 製作 所
Production area: Sakai-Osaka / Japan
Steel type: carbon steel (Stainless)
Steel: Yasuki Blue (Aogami) # 1, soft iron coating
Handle: Ziricote and octagonal buffalo horn
Total length: 388 mm
Edge length: 230 mm
Length from handle to tip: 240 mm
Blade height: 51 mm
Handle length: 146 mm
Hand orientation: ambidextrous
Handle Manufacturer: Taihei
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 pupil 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.