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. · · · · · · · · · · · · · Here's a short video:
Construction type: warikomi | iron clad Steel category: carbon steel Steel type: Hitachi shirogami #2 (white #2)
Total length: 350mm Blade length: 201mm Blade height at heel: 43.0mm Spine thickness at handle: 2.4mm Spine thickness at heel: 2.2mm Spine thickness at middle: 1.7mm Spine thickness 1cm from the tip: 0.8mm Weight: 140g
Edge/bevel: 50:50 Handle: octagonal rosewood Ferrule: brown pakkawood
· · · · · · · · · · · · · Exclusive of shipping fee. We ship worldwide. We use EMS.
0317 starter knife #a13 #1S7R
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