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Hideo Kitaoka

Kitakoa White Steel #2 Suminagashi Usuba 180mm

Kitakoa White Steel #2 Suminagashi Usuba 180mm

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Product Code: KITA-SHIRO-RWO-USB-180

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: 180mm, 7 inch
Bevel: Traditional Single Bevel (Right Handed)

About the Usuba: The Usuba is a traditional Japanese-style knife designed to cut vegetables. The squared-off shape is perfect for chopping and peeling large vegetables.

About Hideo Kitaoka: Born in 1950, Hideo Kitaoka is the only master blademsith in Takefu Village specializing in Single Beveled Traditional Japanese Stye Knives. Sticking with tradition, Kitaoka ony uses Carbon steels to forge his knives, which in itself is an incredible feat since high carbon knives take alot more skill and is alot 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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