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: 394mm Blade length: 233mm Blade height at heel: 49.1mm Spine thickness at handle: 3.9mm Spine thickness at heel: 3.5mmm Spine thickness at middle: 2.5mm Spine thickness 1cm from the tip: 1.3mm Weight: 245g
Edge/bevel: 50:50 Handle: octagonal ebony with horn ferrule Hand orientation: ambidextrous
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