Hideo Kitaoka Shirogami 2 Damascus Deba 180mm
Hideo Kitaoka Shirogami 2 Damascus Deba 180mm
Hideo Kitaoka Shirogami 2 Damascus Deba 180mm
Hideo Kitaoka Shirogami 2 Damascus Deba 180mm
Hideo Kitaoka Shirogami 2 Damascus Deba 180mm
Hideo Kitaoka Shirogami 2 Damascus Deba 180mm
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Hideo Kitaoka Shirogami 2 Damascus Deba 180mm

Hideo Kitaoka

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Master Hideo Kitaoka is a third generation master blacksmith, and focuses solely on crafting flawless single bevel knives in the Takefu Knife Village. He has worked as a blacksmith for over 30 years, carrying on the knowledge he learned from his father and great grandfather, also master blacksmiths. These are specialty single bevel right-handed sushi knives, and at 300mm are on the longer side of the sushi knives you can find. The Migaki finish is clean and the choil has the edge taken off.

White Steel (Shirogami) is the purest of the Japanese High Carbon Steels made by Hitachi Metals. It can be forged to extremely high hardness, sharpened extremely easily (even for novices), and takes a scalpel-like edge. It is known to be one of the easiest steel to get blazing sharp. Being this pure and lacking any stainless properties, this steel is very reactive and will rust quickly if not dried after use, and oiled between uses. However, once a patina builds up, it is less reactive and prone to rusting. Knives of this steel are regarded by many as the purist's choice of knife and are incredibly rewarding to use if maintained properly.

Style: Deba
Blade Length: 180mm
Overall Length: 315mm
Weight: 319g
Blade Height @ Heel: 53mm
Bevel: Single Bevel
Spine Thickness @ Heel: 7.8mm
Spine Thickness @ Mid: 6.5mm
Spine Thickness 1cm from tip: 2mm
Blade Material: Shirogami 2 Core, Soft Iron Damascus Cladding
Handle Material: Octagon Rosewood w/Ebony 
HRC: 63

Knife Information

Master Hideo Kitaoka is a third generation master blacksmith, and focuses solely on crafting flawless single bevel knives in the Takefu Knife Village. He has worked as a blacksmith for over 30 years, carrying on the knowledge he learned from his father and great grandfather, also master blacksmiths. These are specialty single bevel right-handed sushi knives, and at 300mm are on the longer side of the sushi knives you can find. The Migaki finish is clean and the choil has the edge taken off.

Steel Breakdown

White Steel (Shirogami) is the purest of the Japanese High Carbon Steels made by Hitachi Metals. It can be forged to extremely high hardness, sharpened extremely easily (even for novices), and takes a scalpel-like edge. It is known to be one of the easiest steel to get blazing sharp. Being this pure and lacking any stainless properties, this steel is very reactive and will rust quickly if not dried after use, and oiled between uses. However, once a patina builds up, it is less reactive and prone to rusting. Knives of this steel are regarded by many as the purist's choice of knife and are incredibly rewarding to use if maintained properly.

Specifications

Style: Deba
Blade Length: 180mm
Overall Length: 315mm
Weight: 319g
Blade Height @ Heel: 53mm
Bevel: Single Bevel
Spine Thickness @ Heel: 7.8mm
Spine Thickness @ Mid: 6.5mm
Spine Thickness 1cm from tip: 2mm
Blade Material: Shirogami 2 Core, Soft Iron Damascus Cladding
Handle Material: Octagon Rosewood w/Ebony 
HRC: 63