SHIGEFUSA Garasuki Kitaeji 180mm single bevel Swedish steel knife
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SHIGEFUSA Garasuki Kitaeji 180mm single bevel Swedish pure carbon steel Blade Knife With Magnolia handle with Magnolia Saya
Shigefusa Kitaeji knife is an ideal knife that is harder to crook and easier to sharpen the blade, and the knife is very famous with super sharp edge.
Kitaeji (Damascus) style blade is made of so many times holding over Jigane (soft iron) and low carbon steel(Hagane).
Mr. Tokifusa Iizuka who makes Shigefusa knife had been an apprentice in Sanjo Seisakujo(Mr.Kousuke Iwasaki and Mr. Shigeyoshi Iwasaki) for 10 years, and then Mr.Iizuka wanted to be Japanese cooking knife blacksmith, so Mr. Shigeyoshi Iwasaki introduced Mr. Iizuka to Mr.Munenori Nagashima who was legendary blacksmith who makes Japanese sword and Kasumi knife, kitaeji blade, lots of variety of cutleries. Mr. Iizuka became an apprentice again to learn how to make knives under Mr. Nagashima before starting own business Shigefusa. Mr. Iizuka has two sons (late 40 years old), and Shigefusa Knives are making with those three family members.
Blade Length (from the tip to the heel); 7 1/4inch (185mm) Handle Length; 5 1/8 inch (132mm) Total Length; 13 1/16 inch (333mm) Knife weight is 6.1oz. The heel part of the spine width is 5mm(3/16 inch) wide.
HANDLE; Magnolia with Water Buffalo horn bolster BLADE; Swedish pure carbon steel Kitaeji Style (Damascus) blade