Ikkanshi Tadatsuna Yanagiba Knife 270mm Blue Steel Mirror Finish Blade with Octagonal Shaped Magnolia Handle with Magnolia Wood cover.
Awataguchi Ikkanshi Tadatsuna was originally started by the first Ikkanshi Tadatsuna who is a very famous Japanese sword blacksmith about 400 years ago, and the son of the second Ikkanshi Tadatsuna inherited the father works. Their swords are very famous unique beautiful ripple line on the blade, and their unique and beautiful metal-carving at the base part of the blade. Japanese knife brand, Ikkanshi Tadatsuna is inherited their 400 years of Japanese sword making skills. Awataguchi is one of seven Kyoto entrance. There is also very famous place for lots of well-known sword blacksmiths from 900 years ago. Ikkanshi Tadatsuna was started at Awataguchi, Kyoto. It has been located on Sakai, Osaka where is also very famous as a blacksmith city since 1929.
The blade is made of high quality Blue steel iron sand from at scratch with very close to traditional way to make Japanese sword one by one. It has wonderful ripple line on the back of blade. Octagonal shaped Magnolia handle with water buffalo bolster, and Magnolia fancy shaped wood cover with it.
The blade length: 270mm (10 1/2 inch) The total length of the knife: 415mm (16 1/4 inch) The width of spine side of the heel; 4mm (3/16 inch) The total weight of the knife: 6.1oz. It has mirror finish on the top half of bevel side that is from the center line, Shinogi to spine.
If you are looking for one of best Japanese chef knife, you should try Ikkanshi Tadatuna knife. I have used 330mm Blue II steel Yanagiba for over 15 years, and I still love it. All Ikkanshi Tadatsuna knives are sharpened for final finish by the owner of Ikkanshi Tadatuna, Mr. Nagata to ready to use it.