About This Item
TESSHU Chinese Cleaver NO.7 220mm White II steel blade with Octagonal shaped Hawaiian burl Koa water buffalo Handle
TESSHU is our Japanese cooking knife brand name which is made by selected very skillful craftsmen in Sakai, Osaka.
Please click here to see the blacksmith of Tesshu
After the processes that video shows, there are many more processes like annealing , and cutting off extra amounts of the shape of the knife, or sanding to the knife shape, and heat processes like quenching and tempering. His forging speed is super fast that is very important skill to have great cutlery at Hizukuri (forging process). It makes the particles of the steel structure rougher with heating up many times during forging process. Mr. Kenichi Shiraki is very skillful blacksmith, and he makes before sharpening processes, and Mr. Kazumi Kawakita who is also very skillful sharpening specialist sharpens the blade.
Blade Length; 8 5/8 inch (220mm) The width of the blade: tip side; 4 1/8 inch (103mm) heel side; 4 1/4 inch (108mm) Handle Length; 4 3/4 inch (120mm) Total Length; 13 1/4 inch (338mm) Knife weight is 1lb. 3oz. (538g) The heel part of the spine width is 3mm (3/16 inch) wide. Handle; octagonal shaped burl Hawaiian Koa buffalo ferrule BLADE; sanmai-uchi white II Steel Blade