Sakai Kikumori "Choyo" Gyuto 240mm
Sakai Kikumori was founded in 1926 by Kawamura Hamono as a wholesaler, and they work with some of the best blacksmiths in Japan. Being a smaller wholesaler, they have the flexibility to create their own brands and pursue creative projects that larger brands choose not to do. They have excelled in this area, creating a line of products that are of some of the highest quality we've ever seen.
This range is crafted by none other than Yoshikazu Tanaka, widely considered to be one of the best blacksmiths in Sakai. They are forged using Blue 1 Steel with soft iron cladding, and a band of Kasumi finish polished by hand. These also feature a high level of finish across the board with rounded and polished spines and choils. *PLEASE NOTE* The Choyo series blade length is measured from handle to tip. Actual cutting edge length is listed below.
|Height @ Heel:||49mm|
|Spine Thickness @ Mid:||2.8mm|
|Blade Material:||Blue 1 Carbon Steel core + Soft Iron Clad|
|Handle Material:||Octagon Magnolia w/Black Buffalo Horn