Okubo Kajiya Santoku 170mm Aogami #2
Okubo Kajiya is unique, in more ways than one.
For a start it's the one and only blacksmith operating in Tokushima Prefecture on Shikoku Island (Japan's fourth largest), but really, that's just incidental. For us what sets them apart is the low output - only three to four knives per day. The reason so few knives are produced is that Okubo san and his son are true artisans, forging warikomi blades one by one using the old ways. Most that emerge from their elven-like forge are for customers waiting for their particular Okubo Kajiya blade, forged and sharpened especially for them.
Unlike many knife makers Okubo san places a great deal of emphasis on final sharpness, and if you decide to have one of his knives forged and sharpened especially for you, you can be guaranteed a highly satisfying level of craftsmanship and exemplary cutting feel. The santoku you receive will be amazingly sharp out of the box, beautifully executed and hand-honed to its potential.
|Blade steel:||Aogami #2|
|Bevel:||Ryōba double bevel|
|Blade construction:||Hand-forged warikomi|
|Left-handed available:||Handle and blade suit both hands|
|Ferrule:||Suigyu (Water Buffalo Horn)|
|Weight in hand:||159g|
勝浦町 大久保鍛冶屋 2014.09.12 OA http://www.shokokai.or.jp/36/3630110026/index.htm
ザ・職人#11「大久保鍛冶屋」勝浦町 大久保鍛冶屋 2014.09.12 OA http://www.shokokai.or.jp/36/36301100...
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