About This Item
MASASHI KOBO Wa Gyuto 240mm SLD Steel blade Stainless Japanese Chef Knife
With Charred D-shaped Chestnet handle with Magnolia cover
I have got very similar knife from Yoshikane in Sanjo, Niigata before. In December 2012, the three of main blacksmiths in Yoshikane have (Mr. Yoshida, Mr. Kazuomi Yamamoto, and Mr. Masashi Yamamoto) started on own business. Mr. Yoshida might make small amount of productions, but he is more like semi-retired, and Mr. Kazuomi Yamamoto has taken over Yoshikane business with a couple of helpers since then. Mr. Masashi Yamamoto has got own business which is Masashi Kobo since then. This knife is made by Mr. Masashi Yamamoto.
Hagane: Hitachi Steel Co. SLD stainless steel (C; 1.4-1.6%, Cr.; 11-13%, and others)
Blade Length; 9 1/2 inch (240mm) Handle Length; 5 3/4 inch (147mm) Total Length; 15 3/4 inch (397mm) Knife weight: 6.2oz. The heel part of the spine width is 3mm (1/8 inch) wide. The width from the heel to the spine: 56mm (2 3/16 inch) HANDLE; Charred D-shaped chestnet with Water Buffalo horn bolster BLADE; Hitachi SLD (high quality die stainless steel) with Sanmai Uchi (clad style)