Yoshihiro is a brand by Yamawaki Cutlery Mfg. Co. Ltd.---one of the biggest knifemakers in Sakai, Japan. The cutlery ("hamono") was established in 1945 and has been providing high-quality knives for home and professional use.
Some of the well-known blacksmiths working with them are Genkai Masakuni, Kenji Togashi, and Yoshikazu Ikeda.
Yamawaki hamono is a certified "Sakai Wazashu". It is a certification by the Sakai Chamber of Commerce and Industry granted to excellent Sakai companies that preserve traditional techniques. There are only four hamono in Sakai with this certification.
··•·· Brand/ blacksmith: Yoshihiro Location: Sakai, Japan Knife type: santoku Finish: migaki (with magnolia saya and ebony pin)
Construction type: monosteel Steel category: stainless Steel type: Aichi AUS8A
Total length: 296mm Blade length: 174mm Blade height at heel: 45.3mm Spine thickness at handle: 2.2mm Spine thickness at heel: 2.1mm Spine thickness at middle: 1.8mm Spine thickness 1cm from the tip: 1.1mm Weight: 174g
Edge/bevel: 70:30 Handle: black pakkawood
··•·· Exclusive of shipping fee. We ship worldwide via EMS or DHL.
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