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Hitohira Kikuchiyo Manzo White #3 Kiritsuke 240mm Walnut Handle (Saya)

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Description

Kikuchiyo is a relatively young blacksmith based in Sakai. He was under tutelage of a legendary blacksmith in this region for well over two decades before taking over his masters forge. He’s known for his high quality White and Blue steel blades, he mastered the skill of honyaki quenching, and is particularly recognized for his excellent stainless Ginsan (Silver #3) forging.
In this series Kikuchiyo’s outstanding blades are paired with sharpener Manzo’s very good and consistent single bevel work. Manzo is a sharpener in Sakai who exclusively sharpens single bevel knives. His sharpening style is characterized by a deep Ura (concave backside) and flat Kireha (primary bevel). In his opinion the deep ura contributes to a better geometry, performance and longer lasting performance. A plus side of a deep ura is that you rarely get to see scratch marks across the ura when sharpening the back side yourself. These series are defined by a clean and uncomplicated grind, a thin uraoshi, and subtly chamfered back and choil. Knives in this series are available in White 3 for ease of sharpening, Blue 2 for edge retention or stainless Ginsan 3 steel.

Detailed Spec

Brand: Hitohira ひとひら (一片)
Smith: Kikuchiyo 菊千代
Producing Area: Sakai-Osaka/ Japan
Profile: Kiritsuke
Size: 240mm
Steel Type: Carbon Steel
Steel: Yasuki White (Shirogami) #3, Soft Iron Clad
Handle: Walnut & Pakka Ferrule Octagonal
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Total Length: 386mm
Edge Length: 226mm
Handle to Tip Length: 242mm
Blade Height: 44mm
Thickness: 4.5mm
Handle Length: 142mm
Weight: 239g
Hand Orientation: Right-Handed
Sharpener: Manzo
Update: August 11, 2021