Hitohira Tanaka Kyuzo Blue #1 Migaki Gyuto 240mm Ziricote Handle
Kyuzo’s father Heihachi is one of the busiest sharpeners in Sakai. Heihachi’s workshop room and corridor were always filled with knives waiting to be sharpened. Although Kyuzo initially worked under his father to learn the foundation of rough sharpening, eventually he became a student of Kambei, known as one of the best sharpeners in Sakai because he knew best how to sharpen wide double bevel knives. After a few years of training, he built his style based on both his father and Kambei’s respective styles. Today, Kyuzo is one of only a few people who can sharpen wide double bevel with really good Shinogi-line in Sakai, one of the most challenging techniques in sharpening.
Brand: Hitohira ひとひら (一片)
Smith: Tanaka Blacksmith 田中打刃物製作所
Producing Area: Sakai-Osaka/ Japan
Steel Type: Carbon Steel
Steel: Yasuki Blue (Aogami) #1, Soft Iron Clad
Handle: Ziricote & Buffalo Horn Ferrule Octagonal
Total Length: 388mm
Edge Length: 230mm
Handle to Tip Length: 240mm
Blade Height: 51mm
Handle Length: 146mm
Hand Orientation: Ambidextrous
Handle Maker: Taihei
The pictures and dimensions listed are for reference. As these are handmade items containing natural products, there may be variances in appearance and specifications.