MASASHI KOBO 660mm (26inch) White II steel Blade Maguro Kiri Knife (Oroshi Bocho) w/ Magnolia wood cover
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 number 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 as special order.
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)
It is Kasumi style, so white 2 steel is laminated on soft iron.
Blade Length; 25 1/4 inch (640mm) from the tip to the heel
Handle Length; 11 3/4 inch (300mm)
Total Length; 37 5/8 inch (955mm)
Knife weight: 5.2oz.
The heel part of the spine width is 7mm (1/4inch+) wide.
The width from the heel to the spine: 40mm (1 9/16 inch)
HANDLE; octagonal shaped Japanese magnolia with Water Buffalo horn bolster
BLADE; Hitachi white 2 steel (high quality high carbon steel) and soft iron
This knife is designed for filleting tuna or cutting off quarter fillet meat with one stroke.