Material: Blade: Shirogami carbon steel #2, Bolster: Water buffalo horn, Handle: Natural wood (Magnolia obovata)
Product type: Yanagiba Knives (Kiritsuke type)
Country of origin: Japan
Dimensions (approx): 419 mm (Blade length 270 mm, Blade thickness 4.0 mm)
Item weight (approx): 175 g
Shipping weight (approx): 280 g
- Single edged blade.
- Reactive carbon steel knife.
- Mirror finish.
- Hand forging from a single piece of Shirogami high carbon steel require extraordinary skill, and the Jikko blacksmith is one of the best in Sakai.
- The magnolia handle with buffalo horn on the bolster is hand-made by skilled craftman to ensure a comfortable feel in the hand.
- Shirogami steel which means white paper steel is produced using its iron sands of Yasugi by Hitachi Metals Yasugi Works in Shimane, Japan. This is one kind of the Yasugi Specialty Steel and it is suitable for maiking high quality knives.
Use & Care
Traditional knife-maker Jikko also known as Sakai Jikko was established in 1901 in Sakai City, where is best-known for its artisans forging knives over the centuries.
Sakai blacksmiths are famous for their quality kitchen knives and are believed to supply nearly 90 percent of the knives used by professional chefs in Japan. At present, there are six craftsmen at the company, including Toshiyuki Jikko who is also the young president of the fourth generation family-owned artisan company.