Hitohira Tanaka Mosuke Blue #1 Kiritsuke 240mm Ebony Handle (Mirror Polished/ Saya)
Yoshikazu Tanaka-san is a blacksmith from Sakai renown for his mastery of carbon steel knife forging. In particular, he is known for his Blue #1 steel, which has the high hardness point without the accompanying difficulty in sharpening, according to professional sharpeners working with his blades in Sakai. Tosho fans may already know of Tanaka-san’s work from Konosuke’s coveted Fujiyama series. Despite Tanaka-san’s advanced age and propensity to work with iron cladded knives, he still challenges himself by experimenting with new materials.
A Kiritsuke is a traditional Japanese slicing blade that is single-sided/beveled. It is a cross between an Usuba and a Yanagiba with an exaggerated slanted tip for precision work.
Brand: Hitohira ひとひら
Smith: Tanaka Blacksmith 田中打刃物製作所
Producing Area: Sakai-Osaka/ Japan
Steel Type: Carbon Steel
Steel: Yasuki Blue (Aogami) #1, Soft Iron Clad
Handle: Ebony & Buffalo Horn Ferrule Octagonal
Come with Saya
Total Length: 390mm
Edge Length: 228mm
Handle to Tip Length: 242mm
Blade Height: 44mm
Handle Length: 144mm
Hand Orientation: Right-Handed