Ittetsu Shirogami # 1 Nakiri 165mm Walnut Wood
Blacksmith: Tadayoshi Kajiwara
Steel type: Carbon (Oxidisable)
Steel: Shirogami # 1
Handle: Walnut wood
Blade length: 165mm
Forged by blacksmith Tadayoshi Kajiwara from # 1 shirogami carbon steel, this steel is arguably one of the easiest to sharpen and purest steels on the market. After forging these knives Kajiwara-san sends these blades to a young sharpener by the name of Abe-San. He was previously Yoshimi Kato-san's main sharpener which positions him as one of the most talented sharpeners in his region. His double bevel sharpening is impeccable and he decided to open his own shop near Takefu.
These knives represent a boon for those with a keen interest in oxidizable steels and traditional Japanese kitchen knife design.