MASASHI KOBO Santoku Japanese Hand Forged Knife 180mm White 2 Steel blade Sanmai-Uchi Knife With Charred Octagonal Shaped Chestnut handle
In December 2012, the three of main blacksmiths in Yoshikane that had been his grandfather business (Mr. Yoshida, Mr. Kazuomi Yamamoto, and Mr. Masashi Yamamoto) started on own their businesses. Mr. Yoshida might make small amount of productions, but he is more likely semi-retired, and Mr. Kazuomi Yamamoto who is his older brother has taken over Yoshikane business with a couple of helpers since then. Mr. Masashi Yamamoto has got own business which is Masashi Kobo since then. This knife was made by Mr. Masashi Yamamoto.
Hagane: Hitachi white II steel (C; 1.0-1.1%, Si.; 0.10-0.20%, Mn; 0.20-0.30, P; less than 0.025, S; less than 0.004)
Blade Length; 7 inch (180mm) from the tip to the heel Handle Length; 4 15/16 inch (123mm) Total Length; 12 5/8 inch (320mm) Knife weight: 5oz. The heel part of the spine width is 3mm (1/8inch) wide. The width from the heel to the spine: 52mm (2 1/16inch) HANDLE; Charred octagonal shaped chestnut with Water Buffalo horn bolster BLADE; Hitachi white 2 steel (high quality pure carbon steel for high-end class cutlery) with Sanmai Uchi (iron cladding)