Tadafune Vintage SK Komakiri Gyuto 230mm Rosewood Handle (Brass Pin)

$150.00 

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We got this knife from a closed supplier in Seki city, new old stock from 30 years ago. The blade is using SK high carbon, very similar to Kigami Yellow steel, easy to sharpen but stay sharp long time, and easier to maintain than pure carbon such as white or blue steel. Komagiri means mince cut knife. This wide/ tall knife makes edge amazingly good for the price because it has a height, sharpener could make edge really thin but spine is still thick enough to be durable. You can see there is a line between handle and blade which showing up from temperature difference by quenching, this is technic that old blacksmith used a long time ago. (Still, some smiths use)
There is a small movement of this kind of tall shape of Gyuto back to 20-30 years ago, but recently not many people are able to make this shape because it is more difficult and make much more expensive. We are not sure how much was their payment at 30 years ago for sharper, but we know that sharpeners social status weren't high as much as now, and they don't have enough status even now. We will never get the same shape knife with the same price range in the future unless we find other ones from another closed supplier.
Tadafune or Masatoshi is probably the name that owned by that retired supplier, but there is no important meaning because many suppliers made so many different names to hide where the maker is. This is using rosewood handle which is most of the people used to make Gyuto around Tokyo, with both available with brass and stainless handle pins.
limited available at Ai and Om knives and Tosho Knife Arts as well.

 

 

Brand: Tadafune 忠舟
Producing Area: Seki-Gifu/ Japan
Profile: Komakiri Gyuto
Size: 230mm
Steel Type: Carbon Steel
Steel: Mono SK High Carbon
Handle: Rosewood Western
Total Length: 354mm
Edge Length: 238mm
Handle to Tip Length: 240mm
Blade Height: 71mm
Thickness: 2.2mm
Handle Length: 116mm
Weight: 255g
Hand Orientation: Ambidextrous

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