SHIGEFUSA Wa Gyuto Kasumi 240mm Japanese Chef Knife
About This Item
SHIGEFUSA Wa Gyuto Kasumi 9 1/2 inch (240mm) Swedish pure carbon steel blade Knife With Magnolia Handle with Magnolia cover
Mr. Tokifusa Iizuka who makes Shigefusa knife had been an apprentice in Sanjo Seisakujo(Mr.Kousuke Iwasaki and Mr. Shigeyoshi Iwasaki) for 10 years, and then Mr.Iizuka wanted to be Japanese cooking knife blacksmith, so Mr. Shigeyoshi Iwasaki introduced Mr. Iizuka to Mr.Munenori Nagashima who was very skillful blacksmith who makes Japanese sword and Kasumi knife, and lots of other cutleries. Mr. Iizuka became an apprentice again to learn how to make knives under Mr. Nagashima before starting own business Shigefusa. Mr. Iizuka has two sons (late 40 years old), and Shigefusa Knives are making with those three family members.
Kasumi style blade is made of Swedish pure carbon steel(Hagane) in the middle of the blade, and the soft iron is sandwiched by outer sides (the both out sides).
Blade Length; 9 1/2 inch (240mm) Handle Length; 6 inch (150mm) Total Length; 16 1/4 inch (415mm) Knife weight is 8.3oz. The heel part of the back width is 4mm (3/16inch) wide.
HANDLE; Magnolia with Water Buffalo horn bolster BLADE; High carbon Swedish steel blade