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  • Moriya Munemitsu YHC | Left-handed deba bocho | 150mm・5.9" | Knife Japan
  • Moriya Munemitsu YHC | Left-handed deba bocho | 150mm・5.9" | Knife Japan
  • Moriya Munemitsu YHC | Left-handed deba bocho | 150mm・5.9" | Knife Japan

Moriya Munemitsu YHC Kataha Deba 150mm left-handed

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Product Description

The three key elements to producing a fine traditional Japanese knife remain the same, regardless of knife style or knife maker.

Moriya Munemitsu Hamono described them for us. First, yoi sozai o shiyō suru koto: the use of quality materials, meaning steel with absolutely minimal impurities. The second is saitekina netsushori o suru koto: optimal heat treatment - hardening, annealing and tempering - without which quality materials won't mean much. Thirdly, seizō kakō, ha-tsuke: the process of manufacture and sharpening, that of creating a well-balanced knife with the cutting weight and sharpness professional users expect.

Moriya Munemitsu YHC prides itself on fulfilling these three requirements to the letter. It should come as no surprise; this is the Yasugi Specialty Steels subsidiary that produces and markets these professional-grade knives across Japan.

Parent company YSS produces the high-grade aogami#2 alloy steel. Moriya Munemitsu's optimal heat treatment of this 'in-house' steel results in a blade with high hardness and resistance to chipping. Ha-tsuke - let's call it edge sculpting - in turn delivers an outstanding cutting tool. Asked the essence of their success in a competitive market, Moriya Munemitsu tells us that it derives from many years of research and experience, and deep consideration of the requirements of their users.

Moriya Munemitsu's single-bevel deba-bocho are hand-forged in the traditional measurement of 'sun'. This is their 5-sun deba, measuring 170mm in total blade length from the handle and a fraction over 150mm along the cutting edge heel-to-tip. This is a hand-forged item so expect measurements to vary slightly from knife to knife.

Blade steel: YSS Aogami#2 | nantetsu
Bevel: Kataha single bevel
Blade construction: Ni-mai awase
Handle: Hounoki (Magnolia)
Ferrule: Suigyu (Water buffalo horn)
Blade length: 170mm
Blade height: 53mm
Blade spine: 7mm
Handle length: 128mm
Handle thickness: 27x22mm
Weight in hand: 250g

Moriya Munemitsu YHC, Shimane Prefecture

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