MASASHI KOBO Left-Hand Deba 165mm White 2 Steel blade Knife With Charred Octagonal Shaped Chestnut handle
In December 2012, the three of main blacksmiths in Yoshikane (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 like semi-retired, and Mr. Kazuomi Yamamoto 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; 6 1/2 inch (165mm) from the tip to the heel
Handle Length; 4 7/8 inch (124mm)
Total Length; 11 3/4 inch (300mm)
Knife weight: 8.0oz.
The heel part of the spine width is 6mm (1/4inch) wide.
The width from the heel to the spine: 51mm (1 15/16 inch)
HANDLE; Charred octagonal shaped chestnut with Water Buffalo horn bolster
BLADE; Hitachi white 2 steel (pure carbon steel) and soft iron