Yoshikazu Ikeda is one of the most respected Sakai-based smiths. He is the current chairman of the Sakai Dentoukougeishi ("Traditional Skilled Craftsman") Association. His late brother, Tatsuo Ikeda, is also a well-respected blacksmith. Their work, especially honyaki knives, are highly sought after.
Construction type: abura honyaki Steel category: carbon steel Steel type: Hitachi shirogami #3 (white #3) Hamon: ayanami hamon (regular)
Total length: 386mm Blade length: 232mm Blade height at heel: 47.6mm Spine thickness at handle: 3.3mm Spine thickness at heel: 2.9mm Spine thickness at middle: 2.4mm Spine thickness 1cm from the tip: 1.3mm Weight: 222g
Edge/bevel: 50:50 Handle: octagonal ebony with blonde horn ferrule Hand orientation: ambidextrous
Note: The colorful film is its protective coating. This is the default method to protect such knives against corrosion. Non-honyaki carbon steel knives would be simply coated with tsubaki oil.
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