Sakai Kikumori x Kenji Togashi White 2 Migaki Honyaki Yanagiba 330mm
Kenjo Togashi began forging in 1967, and by 1996 had been awarded the prestigious Dento-Kogeshi honour (Master of Traditional Crafts). He is now held in high regard as one of Sakai's finest craftsman. He is known for his high quality Honyaki blades, with his quenching and heat treatment among some of the best in Japan. It is an honour to work with Togashi-San through Sakai Kikumori.
White Steel 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 purists choice of knife, and are incredibly rewarding to use if maintained properly.
|Height @ Heel:||37mm|
|Spine Thickness @ Heel:||3.9mm|
|Spine Thickness @ Mid:||3.2mm|
|Blade Material:||Shirogami 2, Migaki Finish, Subtle Hamon
|Handle Material:||Octagon Ebony w/Buffalo Horn Bolster