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.
··•·· Brand/ maker: Yoshikazu Ikeda Sharpener: Shotaro Nomura Location: Sakai, Japan Knife type: honyaki gyuto hamon: Fujinami (Mt. Fuji with full moon)
Total length: 390mm Blade length: 233mm Blade height at heel: 51.3mm Spine thickness at handle: 4.0mm Spine thickness at heel: 3.6mm Spine thickness at middle: 2.7mm Spine thickness 1cm from the tip: 1.5mm Weight: 248g
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 honyaki knives against corrosion. An acetone can be used to wipe it off.
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