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.
Construction type: sanmai | stainless clad Steel category: carbon steel Steel type: Hitachi Aogami Super (AS)
Total length: 396mm Blade length: 244mm Blade height at heel: 48mm Spine thickness at handle: 2.1mm Spine thickness at heel: 1.9mm Spine thickness at middle: 1.8mm Spine thickness 1cm from the tip: 0.7mm Weight: 172g
Edge/bevel: 50:50 Handle: octagonal walnut Hand orientation: ambidextrous
NOTE: Migaki finish can be easily scratched. Once you put the magnolia saya on, expect that blade face will have a few scratches. The same is true for Sukenari migaki series that we also offer.
· · · · · · · · · · · · · Exclusive of shipping fee. We ship worldwide. We use EMS/DHL.
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