Hitohira Kikuchiyo Manzo Aogami #2 Usuba 225mm Walnut

$590.00

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Description

Brand: Hitohira ひ と ひ ら (一片)
Blacksmith: Kikuchiyo 菊 千代
Production area: Sakai-Osaka / Japan
Profile: Usuba
Size: 225 mm
Type of steel: carbon steel (oxidable)
Steel: Yasuki Blue (Aogami) – 2, soft iron coating
Handle: Walnut and Ring in Pakka
Total length: 377 mm
Length of edge: 208 mm
Length of handle at tip: 228 mm
Blade height: 52 mm
Thick: 4.3 mm
Length of handle: 148 mm
Weight: 311g
Hand orientation: right-handed
Grinder: Manzo

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Kikuchiyo:

In the early 2000s, Kikuchiyo was invited by Sakai’s master craftsman to join them as a blacksmith. The art of forging is physical, the harsh work environment of fire and iron weighs heavily on the body and many of the masters’ abilities begin to fade in their forties and fifties. As Kikuchiyo began earlier in life, he acquired most of the knowledge and skills of fine forging and tempering, before his physical abilities deteriorated.

 

Kikuchiyo has proactively experimented with new steels that are not usually used by the Sakai blacksmith, steels like stainless steel. His experience and skills have made his Ginsan knives (Silver 3) popular among Japanese chefs, with many saying, “If you use Kikuchiyo’s Ginsan once, you’ll never replace him.” Kikuchiyo is also known for its fine Honyaki dip, its beautiful Hamon and hardness only achievable by experienced masters who reach the right temperature. His Honyaki is supported by many Sakai sharpeners and finishers, professionals who know what makes a good kitchen knife. When Kikuchiyo became a blacksmith, he dreamed of succeeding and becoming a great man. He continues to develop his skills as a craftsman, modeling each of his knives on the image of his master’s forge.

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