Takayuki Iwai Shirogami Deba 150mm
Takauyuki Iwai craft their knives in Echizen, Fukui, in close proximity to the Takefu Knife Village. They try to keep their forging, sharpening, and heat treatment as close to traditional methods as possible, as they believe this produces more authentic work, true to the traditions of the ancient swordsmiths. This is evident in the rustic finish of all their knives which boast character and personality while delivering stunning performance at excellent prices.
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:||47mm|
|Spine Thickness @ Heel:||8.5mm|
|Blade Material:||White 2 Carbon Steel core + Soft Iron Clad|
|Handle Material:||Oval Magnolia w/Black Plastic Bolster|