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Hideo Kitaoka

Kitakoa White Steel #2 Suminagashi Kiritsuke Yanagi 270mm

Kitakoa White Steel #2 Suminagashi Kiritsuke Yanagi 270mm

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Steel Type: Shirogami #2 (White #2 Carbon Steel) Core clad in "Suminagashi" Damascus Pattern
Handle Material: Rosewood Handle with Pakkawood Bolster
Rockwell HRC: 60:63
Blade Length: 270mm, 10.6 inch
Bevel: Traditional Single Bevel (Right Handed)

About the Kiritsuke Yanagi: The Kiritsuke Yanagi is a variation of the "Yanagi" Knife. It is used to slice boneless fish fillets into sashimi and sushi. The graceful, long, and thin blade is designed to cut slices in one drawing stroke, which applies minimal pressure on the flesh of the fish to avoid stress and cell destruction.

About Hideo Kitaoka: Born in 1950, Hideo Kitaoka is the only master bladesmith in Takefu Village specializing in Single Beveled Traditional Japanese Style Knives. Sticking with tradition, Kitaoka only uses Carbon steel to forge his knives, which in itself is an incredible feat since high-carbon knives take a lot more skill and is a lot more difficult to forge and heat treat. His "Suminagashi" or Damascus finish is truly unique and eye-catching on his Single Beveled knives.

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